Everton will welcome Norwich City at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon as they hope to secure a positive result at home. The Toffees suffered a disappointing penalty shootout loss at the hands of Queens Park Rangers in midweek which has dampened their mood ahead of this Premier League game versus the Canaries.
Rafael Benitez could set his players up in a 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to make a few changes to his starting XI for this game. Allan and Demarai Gray should both get a chance to play from the start while Tom Davies and Anthony Gordon settles for a spot on the bench.
4-2-3-1 Everton Predicted Lineup To Face Norwich City
Asmir Begovic will once again operate in goal for the Toffees in the injury absence of Jordan Pickford. Michael Keane will probably get an opportunity to play alongside Yery Mina at the heart of Benitez’s defence as they try to keep things solid at the back this weekend.
Ben Godfrey could fill in as a makeshift right-back while Lucas Digne will probably retain his place on the other side as the left-back if he can pass a late fitness test. Both Everton full-backs will be given the license to express themselves in the Norwich half as the home team will be desperate to secure all three points on Saturday.
Seamus Coleman is sidelined because of a thigh injury but Mason Holgate should be available for a spot on the bench as he provides cover for the defensive positions.
Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure will function as the holding midfielders as they try to dominate the battle at the centre of the park and create some decent plays for their teammates in the final third. The pacey trio of Alex Iwobi, Demarai Gray and Andros Townsend will play just ahead of them as part of Benitez’s attack.
Townsend got his name on the scoresheet versus QPR in midweek, so he will be full of confidence going into this home clash against the Canaries.
Salomon Rondon will once again be a nailed-on start as the main centre-forward for Everton up top. The Venezuelan marksman will be eager to find the back of the net this weekend as he is still waiting to score his first goal for the Merseyside club.
Both Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are injured and won’t be available for this match.