Everton will play hosts to Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on Monday evening as the teams look set to resume their Premier League campaign. The Toffees will be heading into the contest on the back of a disappointing 2-0 loss versus Manchester City, whereas the Eagles recorded a narrow 1-0 victory over West Brom Albion in game week 29.
Carlo Ancelotti will probably opt for a 4-3-3 formation with a couple of tweaks from the game the last game as Michael Keane looks likely to make his way back into the starting eleven.
4-3-3 Everton Predicted Lineup To Face Crystal Palace
Everton new boy Joao Virginia is expected to take command in goal for the home side. Despite conceding two goals, the Portuguese shot-stopper worked quite hard against Pep Guardiola’s side, and he’d be hoping to secure a clean sheet on Monday.
Ben Godfrey and Tom Davies failed late fitness tests before their England under-21 group stage match with Croatia, and as a result, the duo remains a major concern ahead of the weekend clash.
Michael Keane might form the customary centre-half partnership with Mason Holgate at the heart of Everton’s backline as they look to prevent Hodgson’s men from finding the back of the net throughout the 90 minutes.
Full-backs Seamus Coleman and Lucas Digne will continue to operate down the right and left-hand side, respectively.
Andre Gomes and Allan will slot in as the holding midfielders; however, the former could be assigned more of a central role as his ball distribution could be decisive if the Toffees want to dominate things at the centre of the park.
Gylfi Sigurdsson will slot into the attacking midfield role. The Iceland international will be determined to engineer some clear-cut goal-scoring chances for the men up front.
Richarlison should be fit to take up the left-wing spot on Saturday night as he seems set to create menace for the Palace defenders in the wide areas. Alex Iwobi will operate on the other flank, looking to stretch the home side’s attack on the right side of the pitch.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin will spearhead Everton’s attack up top. The Englishman will fancy his chances of finding the back of the net when he faces off against the Palace defence that has conceded eight goals in their last six league matches.