Predicted Everton Line-up To Face Chelsea In The Carabao Cup
Having had to make comebacks in each of the last two home games both in the Champions League and Premier League, Chelsea will look to make a faster start here and that could spell danger for Everton, who sacked Ronald Koeman earlier in the day.
The Merseysiders put in another worrying display against Arsenal, despite taking the lead. The 5-2 home defeat looks very damaging indeed and now that Koeman is gone, it is going to be a mountainous task for Everton to overcome Chelsea. U-23 coach David Unsworth has been appointed as the interim manager and he will be in charge of Everton when the take on the Blues.
It is possible that David Unsworth might not tinker too much with the line-up as he’d not have enough time to prepare the team according to his needs.
Manager: David Unsworth
GK – Maarten Stekelenburg
Many an observer thought the fee paid for Jordan Pickford was over the top and for what it’s worth, I thought he often looked nervy against Arsenal. This potential change is probably a good thing, at least in the short term.
RWB – Jonjoe Kenny
Another start could be on the cards for the right-back. Would want to put the heavy defeat at Arsenal behind and come back strong.
CB – Michael Keane
Michael Keane has not been the same defender that he was at Burnley. He’d be itching to prove a point and would there be a bigger game than this to do it?
CB – Phil Jagielka
Odds-on to leave at one stage during the summer, the ex-England man remains in good form and should start this game against Chelsea.
CB – Ashley Williams
Ashley Williams was taken off against Arsenal and should be fresh enough to start this big game against the Blues. He has been seen hot-headed of late and must keep calm as his experience will be needed for all 90 long minutes.
LWB – Leighton Baines
Baines, at his age, could be rested but considering his experience and ability, he might be given a start here as the team go into this tie with their interim manager in charge.
CM – Muhamed Besic
Another start could be on the cards for the Bosnian here, forming a three-man midfield which will need to remain strong against Conte’s men.
RCM – Davy Klaassen
Another big money signing for the Toffees, he would certainly pay a little bit of the fee back with a big goal and performance here.
LCM – Tom Davies
Another step forward in the young midfielder’s career, a start at Stamford Bridge would be a big deal.
ST – Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney scored a beauty against Arsenal and there’s every chance that his old legs might get a run in this game, as his big head would play a massive role in Everton’s chances of progressing to the next round.
ST – Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Two goals in the last round and a start against Arsenal at the weekend, it would be wise to give him his head once more in this match to see what he can do.