Pickford To Start, Olsen On The Bench | 4-2-3-1 Everton Predicted Lineup Vs Leicester City

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Andre Gomes of Everton controls the ball under pressure from Declan Rice (L) and Andriy Yarmolenko (R) of West Ham United during the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on January 01, 2021 in Liverpool, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Everton will play hosts to Leicester City at Goodison Park on Wednesday night hoping to claim all three points from this home game in the Premier League. The Toffees managed to earn a convincing 3-0 victory against Sheffield Wednesday last weekend.

Carlo Ancelotti will probably go with the 4-2-3-1 formation and could be inclined to revert to his strongest team for his clash versus the Foxes. The Merseyside outfit will have to do without Abdoulaye Doucoure, who is suspended for this game. Jordan Pickford is expected to return for Ancelotti’s side while Robin Olsen drops to the bench.

4-2-3-1 Everton Predicted Lineup To Face Leicester City


As mentioned earlier, Jordan Pickford will function as Everton’s first-choice keeper after he got a rest in the FA Cup win over the Owls. Yerry Mina will continue to play alongside Mason Holgate as they assume the duties of the centre-halves. The defensive duo will have to keep Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho in check throughout the game.

Seamus Coleman will retain his place at right-back while Ben Godfrey gets a chance to impress on the other side as a makeshift left-back. Both of them will have to concentrate on stopping the Foxes wide players from getting in behind them out on the flanks.

4-2-3-1 Everton Predicted Lineup Vs Leicester City (Everton Players Can Be Seen In The Picture)
Richarlison of Everton celebrates with teammate James Rodriguez of Everton after scoring a goal which is then disallowed during the Premier League match between Everton and Leeds United at Goodison Park on November 28, 2020, in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Peter Powell – Pool/Getty Images)


Tom Davies and Andre Gomes will anchor the Everton midfield in the absence of Abdoulaye Doucoure, who won’t be available in midweek due to suspension. Richarlison is expected to operate as the left-winger while James Rodriguez hopes to put on a good showing from the right flank.

Gylfi Sigurdsson will get the freedom to play as a free-flowing attacking midfielder as he looks to engineer some promising chances on the attacking third of the field. Bernard will have to be happy with a spot on the bench but could come on to influence the game in the latter stages if required.


Dominic Calvert-Lewin will spearhead Ancelotti’s attack in the final third. The English centre-forward got his name on the scoresheet against Sheffield Wednesday last weekend, which will keep him in high spirits going into this midweek game at Merseyside.

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