Everton will clash heads with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium this Saturday afternoon as they look to bounce back by securing a good result away from home in the Premier League. The Toffees suffered a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Cherries in the EFL Cup recently, so they would be eager to put in a much-improved performance this weekend.
Frank Lampard will set his side up in a 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to revert to his strongest XI for this game. Both Conor Coady and James Tarkowski will play from the start as Everton look to keep a solid defensive shape at the back during the 90 minutes and secure a good result on the road in this Premier League clash.
4-2-3-1 Everton Predicted Lineup To Face Bournemouth
Jordan Pickford will feature in between the sticks for the Toffees after he was rested in midweek. As mentioned earlier, Conor Coady will resume his defensive partnership with James Tarkowski at the centre of the Everton backline. They will both need to be at the top of their game if they want to keep the opposition attackers at bay during the game.
Nathan Patterson will fill in at right-back while Vitaliy Mykolenko hopes to catch the eye on the other side as the left-back. Both of them would be eager to make a difference and create some decent chances from the wide areas.
Yerry Mina will be available for selection on the bench as he provides cover for the defensive positions.
Both Amadou Onana and Idrissa Gueye are major doubt for this game. However, Lampard might risk playing them as his anchorman if they can pass a late fitness test.
The talented trio of Demarai Gray, Alex Iwobi and Anthony Gordon will operate just ahead of them as part of the Everton attack.
Gray and Gordon will be given the responsibility to stretch the field out on the flanks and cause a few problems for the Bournemouth defenders.
Abdoulaye Doucoure and Tom Davies will drop to the bench as they wait for their chance to shine in the second 45 minutes if Lampard opts to call upon their services.
Neal Maupay will lead the charge for the Merseyside club on the attacking end of the field. He has to find a way to threaten the Bournemouth goal this weekend.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is unlikely to recover in time for this game.