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Delph To Start, Davies On The Bench | 4-2-3-1 Everton Predicted Lineup Vs Tottenham Hotspur

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Everton will entertain Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon as they focus on picking up a positive result at home. The Toffees suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat away at Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier this week, so they would be eager to get back to winning ways this weekend.

Rafael Benitez will opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to make one change to his first XI for this game. Fabian Delph is expected to play from the start while Tom Davies has to settle for a spot on the bench.

4-2-3-1 Everton Predicted Lineup To Face Tottenham Hotspur

Defence

Jordan Pickford will function as Everton‘s primary keeper after he shipped in a couple of goals against Wolves in his last outing. Michael Keane will operate along with Mason Holgate at the centre of Benitez’s defence as they try to secure a clean sheet in front of their home supporters.

Seamus Coleman will play at right-back while Ben Godfrey gets another chance to feature as a makeshift left-back. Both of them will have to keep a good defensive shape at the back if they are to keep the Tottenham wide players quiet during the 90 minutes.

Jonjoe Kenny will provide cover for the defensive spots on Everton’s bench. However, Lucas Digne is unlikely to be risked in this game due to a muscle injury.

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WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 01: Salomon Rondon of Everton during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton at Molineux on November 01, 2021, in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
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Midfield

Allan will anchor the Toffees midfield along with Fabian Delph. Their main job would be to stop Spurs from dominating the ball at the centre of the park. The gifted trio of Alex Iwobi, Demarai Gray and Andros Townsend will play just ahead of them as part of Benitez’s attack.

Tom Davies and Anthony Gordon will have to be content with a spot on the bench as they await their chance to make an impact in the second half if required.

Attack

Richarlison will once again lead the line for Everton up top. The Brazilian striker needs a goal to boost his confidence, so this match could be another chance for him to put on a good show in front of the opposition goal.

Salomon Rondon will be named on the bench but could come on to influence the game in the final quarter of the game if the Merseyside outfit are in need of a goal by then.

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