Everton will face off against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Friday night as they look to secure a positive result and make up some ground in the Premier League’s top four race. The Toffees managed to secure a 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, so they will quietly be confident about their chances of claiming something from this game at North London.
Carlo Ancelotti will opt for a 3-4-2-1 formation and is expected to make a few changes to his side for this tough away encounter at the English capital. Both Seamus Coleman and Lucas Digne could be in line for a start in this game as Ancelotti will rely on them to impress as his wing-backs.
3-4-2-1 Everton Predicted Lineup To Face Arsenal
Jordan Pickford will feature as Everton’s first-team keeper after shipping in two goals against Spurs in his last league appearance. Ancelotti could choose to go with a back three of Ben Godfrey, Michael Keane and Mason Holgate as the defensive trio look to stop the Gunners from scoring during the 90 minutes.
Tom Davies and Allan will operate as the holding midfielders as they focus on disrupting Arsenal’s rhythm in the game at the centre of the park. Lucas Digne will fill in as the left-sided wing-back while Seamus Coleman looks to produce another industrious display on the right flank.
Both Gylfi Sigurdsson and James Rodriguez will be given the freedom to express themselves in the opposition half as the free-flowing, attacking midfielders. Their main job would be to create some clear-cut opportunities for Richarlison inside the Gunners penalty area.
Andre Gomes is a significant concern ahead of this game but Alex Iwobi should be available to be named on the bench.
Richarlison will spearhead Ancelotti’s attack in the final third. The Brazilian striker failed to find the back of the net versus Tottenham, so he will be eager to get his name on the scoresheet on Friday night.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is unlikely to be risked in this game as he continues to recover from an abductor injury.