Fleetwood Town will entertain Everton at Highbury Stadium on Tuesday night as both sides look to get the better of each other in the second round of the EFL Cup. The Cods were held to a scoreless draw by Derby County last weekend. Similarly, the Toffees could only manage to secure a 1-1 draw versus Nottingham Forest recently.
Fleetwood Town vs Everton: Talking Tactics
Fleetwood Town boss Scott Brown will opt for a 4-1-2-1-2 formation and could instruct his players to sit deep and soak in all the pressure before hitting Everton fast on the counter.
Frank Lampard will set his team up in a 4-3-3 formation and might ask his men to dominate possession and engineer enough clear-cut chances to win this game. The Everton head coach would hope that his players do not get complacent and can get the job done away from home in midweek.
Darnell Johnson remains sidelined with a long-term injury. Otherwise, Brown has no fresh injury concerns to cope with in midweek. The Fleetwood Town head coach could be inclined to keep changes to a minimum for this EFL cup clash at home.
Fleetwood Town Predicted XI
Lynch; Rooney, Earl, Nsiala, Andrew; Sarpong-Wiredu, Vela, Macadam, Batty; Hayes, Garner
Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Yerry Mina and Abdoulaye Doucoure will miss this game due to injuries. However, Andre Gomes should be available for selection after recovering from his knock. Lampard is hoping to get a response from his men and could name a strong team for this cup contest on the road.
Everton Predicted XI
Begovic, Holgate, Coady, Keane, Coleman, Onana, Allan, Vinagre, Alli, Rondon, McNeil
The defensive performance of Josh Earl and Aristote Nsiala could go a long way in determining the fate of this cup clash.
Jay Lynch can expect a busy night, so he has to make some solid saves if Fleetwood are to have any chance of securing a win in this game.
Salomon Rondon and Dwight McNeil will carry most of the goal-scoring workload for the Toffees up top. Allan and Amadou Onana need to anchor the midfield well and could be given the responsibility to dominate possession at the centre of the park.
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