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Likely 4-2-3-1 Everton Lineup To Face MFK Ruzomberok In UEFA Europa League Qualifiers

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Predicted Everton Lineup To Face Ruzomberok In UEFA Europa League Qualifier 3rd Round

Everton will take on MFK Ruzomberok in the second leg of their UEFA Europa League Qualifying 3rd round, on Thursday evening in Slovakia. 

The Toffees come into the game on the back of a slender one-goal lead, thanks to Leighton Baines’ strike at the Goodison Park. They will be itching to put in a much better performance this time around, in order to secure a passage to the main competition.  

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Manager Ronald Koeman will be without the services of key men Yannick Bolasie, Seamus Coleman and Ramiro Funes Mori who are all long-term absentees. There are no other concerns for the Dutchman in terms of injury woes and he will look to name a strong squad and put the game to bed at the earliest possible. 

Formation: 4-2-3-1 

Manager: Ronald Koeman 

Jordan Pickford (GK) 

The new signing from Sunderland might get the nod between the sticks, ahead of Maarten Stekelenburg who started the first leg.

Mason Holgate (RB) 

Another change likely to happen is that summer signing Cuco Martina will drop to the bench with youngster Mason Holgate featuring from the start.  

Michael Keane (CB) 

The England international arrived in the summer, becoming the club’s record signing and he is going to start each game when he is fit and available. 

Michael Keane

Ashley Williams (CB) 

Keane will be partnered by Everton’s best transfer last season, Ashley Williams. The Welshman is a leader on the pitch and his presence is extremely vital. 

Leighton Baines (LB) 

The hero of the first leg, Baines scored the only goal last week and will look to have a similar impact by bombing forward from the left-back position. 

Morgan Schneiderlin (CM) 

The former Manchester United and Southampton man is one of Koeman’s most trusted liuetenants and he is a definite starter in the midfield. 

Idrissa Gueye (CM) 

Schneiderlin will be joined by another arrival from last season in Idrissa Gueye. The Senegalese international will provide the energy and running in the middle of the park. 

Wayne Rooney (RW) 

The prodigal son returned to Goodison Park this summer and started last game as a striker. However, he enjoyed a much better time out on the right flank and Koeman might stick him out wide this time around. 


Davy Klaassen (CAM) 

Another summer signing, the 24-year old Dutchman is a natural pick for the No.10 role, given his ability to create and score goals in big numbers.  

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (LW) 

The England youth international was one of the brighter and better players for Everton in the last week’s encounter and should retain his place on the left-hand side of the attack.

Sandro Ramirez (ST) 

The 21-year old new arrival came off the bench in the first-leg, but is very much guaranteed a starting berth come Thursday.