Everton will lock horns with Brentford at the Brentford Community Stadium this Saturday afternoon as they look to get back to winning ways in the Premier League. The Toffees picked up a narrow 1-0 win away at Fleetwood Town in midweek which will give them some momentum ahead of this league clash.
Frank Lampard could set his side up in a 3-4-3 formation and is expected to name his strongest available XI for this game. Anthony Gordon might get the responsibility to spearhead Everton’s attack on his own up top.
3-4-3 Everton Predicted Lineup To Face Brentford
Jordan Pickford will feature in goal for the Toffees after being handed a rest in midweek. Lampard could choose to opt for a back three of Mason Holgate, Conor Coady and James Tarkowski for this league encounter away from home. All three of them need to defend their penalty box well if they are to keep the Brentford attackers at bay this weekend.
Ben Godfrey is still out of action with an injury but Michael Keane should be available for a place on the bench as he provides cover for the centre-half positions.
Alex Iwobi and Amadou Onana will operate as the holding midfielders as they try to work hard towards making life difficult for the Bees at the centre of the park. They would also need to pass the ball well and create some inviting chances in the Brentford half.
Vitaliy Mykolenko will get the nod to function as the left wing-back while Nathan Patterson hopes to produce another tireless shift down the right flank.
Tom Davies is a major doubt for this game but could be named on the bench if he can recover in time for this game.
Demarai Gray scored the only goal of the game in the EFL Cup victory over Fleetwood Town, so he will be confident about putting in another productive performance from the left flank. Dwight McNeil could get a chance to catch the eye from the right.
Anthony Gordon will lead the line for the Toffees on the attacking end of the field. The English forward would be eager to impress after being rested in midweek.
Salomon Rondon will have to be content with a spot on the bench as he waits for his chance to shine in the latter stages if required. However, Dominic Calvert-Lewin is still sidelined with a knee injury and won’t feature in this game.