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Big Sam to make 2 changes – Strongest 4-2-3-1 Everton lineup to face Leicester City

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Predicted Everton Lineup To Face Leicester City In The Premier League

Everton will look to register their first win of 2018 when they take on Claude Puel’s Leicester City at the Goodison Park on Wednesday night.  

The Toffees, after a poor start to the season, recovered to make their way back into the upper half of the Premier League table under new manager Sam Allardyce, but have failed to register a single win in their last 7 games in all competitions. Their previous game ended in a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion and Big Sam will be keen on getting his side back to winning ways again.

Team News

James McCarthy is ruled out of the game and possibly for the season after he suffered a double leg break against the Baggies in the previous game. Seamus Coleman still remains out for the Toffees, along with fellow full-back Leighton Baines, while goalkeeper Marten Stekelenburg and Ramiro Funes Mori are also sidelined.  

Probable Everton XI

Manager: Sam Allardyce 

Formation: 4-2-3-1 

Jordan Pickford (GK) 

The England international is the undisputed first-choice between the sticks at Everton and that is unlikely to change for the game against Leicester.  

Jonjoe Kenny (RB) 

The academy man has nailed down the right-back slot for himself with some solid displays. Should start once again, on Wednesday.

Mason Holgate (CB) 

The young defender has been preferred to the likes of Michael Keane and Phil Jagielka by the manager and is likely to start again. Will face a stern test going up against Jamie Vardy.

Cuco Martina

Ashley Williams (CB) 

The experienced Welshman is set to start alongside Holgate in the heart of the defence on Wednesday night.

Cuco Martina (LB)

In the injury-enforced absence of Leighton Baines, Cuco Martina is expected to continue to feature at left-back despite looking extremely unconvincing. He will have his task cut out going up against Riyad Mahrez.

Idrissa Gueye (CM)

With James McCarthy picking up a gruesome injury, Senegalese midfielder Idrissa Gueye should slot in at the centre of the park.

Morgan Schneiderlin (CM) 

Alongside Gueye, it should be former Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin who could occupy the second pivot position.

Theo Walcott (RW) 

The January signing from Arsenal put on a decent showing on his debut against West Brom. Will look to build on that with a strong performance on Wednesday.

Theo Walcott

Wayne Rooney (CAM) 

The former England captain has been Everton’s top scorer this season with 10 goals in the Premier League. Will look to have an impact on the proceedings, operating as the No.10. 

Gylfi Sigurdsson (LW) 

On the left-flank, club record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson is expected to take the field. The Icelandic international hasn’t been able to meet the lofty expectations that came along with his signature but will look to improve over the second half of the season.  

Cenk Tosun (ST) 

The Turkish striker made his home debut in the draw against the Baggies, and while it was not the best of performances, he did give a decent account of himself. Will look to get off the mark for his new club by scoring against Leicester.

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