Date: 1st July 2020 at 12:30pm
Written by: Sam Kelly

Everton return to Premier League action after a week’s break as they host third-placed Leicester City at Goodison Park this evening.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side remain unbeaten following the return having kept arch-rivals and now Premier League champions Liverpool at bay with a 0-0 before defeating Norwich away from home last week.

Prediction for tonight?

Everton win

Everton win

Draw

Draw

Leicester win

Leicester win

The Italian may be able to welcome back a few players from the treatment table, but will he tinker a starting XI in form right now?

Here’s the lineup we are predicting tonight…

Everton predicted XI vs Leicester pl

Ancelotti could make two changes to the side that defeated the Canaries 1-0.

Central defender Yerry Mina is available after being spotted in training this week whilst midfielder Fabian Delph could also feature in the matchday squad, but neither will start this one and will have to settle for a spot on the bench.

The Toffees’ defence are yet to concede post-lockdown, so they’ll remain very much the same, which means Jordan Pickford occupies his place between the sticks with a back four of Lucas Digne, Michael Keane, Mason Holgate and skipper Seamus Coleman in front of him.

There may, however, be alterations in midfield.

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At Carrow Road, Tom Davies was withdrawn after one disastrous half with Gylfi Sigurdsson making an impact in his place. It really would not be a surprise to see this switch from the off. He’ll partner the industrious Andre Gomes in the engine room.

Alex Iwobi keeps his place but moves to the left side of midfield as Bernard is dropped to the bench. Richarlison could move from his attacking role to out wide.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin may instead be partnered by Moise Kean. The 20-year-old is in need of some minutes and Ancelotti has gone to him late in both the Toffees’ recent outings.

 

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