Predicted Everton Lineup To Face Watford In The Premier League
Everton travel to Vicarage Road, brimming with confidence, in search of 3 points that could propel them to occupy the 7th spot in the league standings. The Toffees have been in good form lately (barring that one embarrassing loss against Arsenal) and will be looking to maintain the momentum against a nervy Watford side. The Hornets, meanwhile, are in desperate need of a victory and it will be interesting to see who ultimately wins the game.
Everton will have to do without Eliaquim Mangala, who picked up an injury during their training trip in Dubai. Furthermore, they will continue to be without the services of Maarten Stekelenburg, Leighton Baines and James McCarthy.
Probable Everton XI
Manager: Sam Allardyce
Jordan Pickford (GK)
Pickford has been one of the finest young goalkeepers in the Premier League this season and he is expected to take up his usual position against Watford on Saturday.
Cuco Martina (LB)
Martina has managed to make the left-back position his own and except for a few hiccups, the player has been quite decent in the role. He is likely to be deployed in the same role when the Toffees travel to Vicarage Road.
Phil Jagielka (CB)
With Mangala out for the foreseeable future, Jagielka is expected to return. The 35-year-old has found himself short of game time but this will be a good opportunity for him to prove his worth.
Michael Keane (CB)
Keane has put in some solid performances for the club at the heart of the defence. Playing regularly has definitely boosted his confidence and he will be an important player for Everton on Saturday.
Seamus Coleman (RB)
Coleman is expected to start in his usual role as the right-back. His energetic runs on the right-hand side often work wonders for the club and Allardyce will be hoping for the player to be at his best.
Idrissa Gueye (DM)
Gueye has been extremely effective lately and that has come as a welcome boost for the club, especially after Morgan Schneiderlin’s lacklustre displays. He is expected to start against Watford and will be a key player for Everton.
Wayne Rooney (CM)
This is definitely quite a deep role for Rooney and although he struggled initially, he displayed composure and poise against Palace. His decision-making has improved and he works well with Gueye as well, thus making it likely for him to start once more.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (LW)
Sigurdsson has proven to be quite strong on the left-hand side. In fact, he was involved in all 3 of Everton’s goals against Palace and his creativity and incisiveness will once again be crucial against Watford.
Tom Davies (CAM)
The teenage sensation has been brilliant for Everton. He is influential and is quite pacey, which often helps Niasse during attacking runs. His displays so far should earn him a starting spot against Watford as well.
Theo Walcott (RW)
Walcott has been one of Everton’s best players for multiple reasons, ever since he joined from Arsenal. Be it scoring goals or creating chances, Walcott does it all and his presence will be important for the club this weekend.
Oumar Niasse (CF)
Despite Cenk Tosun’s arrival last month, Niasse has been in splendid form for Everton and he has excelled in almost all his recent performances. His blinding pace and power have helped him fill the void left behind by Romelu Lukaku and Allardyce should hand him a start on Saturday.