Everton entertained Burnley at Goodison Park on Monday night as they focus on securing all three points in front of their home fans. The Toffees managed to pick up an impressive 2-0 victory away at Brighton and Hove Albion before the international break, so their confidence will be quite high going into this Premier League clash at home.
Rafael Benitez will set his team up in a 4-4-2 formation but will be sweating on the fitness of Dominic Calvert-Lewin who is a major concern for this game. If the English striker can pass a late fitness test, he will probably get the nod to lead the line with Richarlison up top.
4-4-2 Everton Predicted Lineup To Face Burnley
Jordan Pickford will continue to feature in goal for the Toffees after keeping a clean sheet against the Seagulls in his last league start. Michael Keane could feature along with Mason Holgate at the centre of Benitez’s defence as they try to restrict the Clarets from scoring throughout the game.
Lucas Digne will function as Everton’s left-back while Jonjoe Kenny gets a rare start at right-back in the injury absence of Seamus Coleman. Benitez will ask both his full-backs to pick and choose their moments to get forward so that they can offer some decent support to their teammates in the final third.
Abdoulaye Doucoure will partner up with Allan at the centre of the park as they look to establish their superiority over Burnley and engineer some clear-cut chances from midfield. Demarai Gray could get another opportunity to catch the eye down the left flank following his goal-scoring display versus Brighton before the international break while Andros Townsend hopes to impress from the right.
Andre Gomes and Alex Iwobi will have to be content with a place on the bench as they wait for their chance to influence the game in the latter stages if Benitez decides to call upon their services.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin will be in a race against time to be fit for this game. If the English forward can prove his fitness, he will get the nod to operate alongside Richarlison in the Burnley half.