23 November 2019 12:44
Get the biggest Everton FC stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Three points is a must for Marco Silva and his side Connor O'Neill: This weekend's game is one that Everton simply need to be attacking. Following victory over Southampton before the international break, Evertonians have been able to look up rather than down over the last two weeks, but with tougher tests to come before Christmas, three points is a must for Marco Silva and his side. The back five picks itself, while I would take a gamble and play Gylfi Sigurdsson in the middle of the park alongside Tom Davies, with a brief of getting on the ball and finding pockets of space in behind. Alex Iwobi can then operate in the number 10 role, while Richarlison is still best suited to cutting in from the left, and Theo Walcott also deserves to keep his place on the right. And finally, Cenk Tosun deserves the chance to lead the line ahead of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Moise Kean, after an impressive display against the Saints.
My team (4-1-4-1): Pickford; Sidibe, Mina, Holgate, Digne; Davies; Walcott, Sigurdsson, Iwobi, Richarlison; Tosun. Give Moise Kean chance to silence doubters Sam Carroll: Do you change a winning formula? The international break complicates things, I suppose, with Cenk Tosun picking up a knock and both Fabian Delph and Bernard doubtful. I'd keep the faith but bring in Alex Iwobi for Gylfi Sigurdsson. The former Arsenal man's pace and power could be too much for Norwich City to handle. Everton, aside from a ten-minute period at the start of the second-half at Southampton, showed real guts and determination and need to build momentum. Should Tosun be unavailable, I'd move Richarlison centrally and, after a morale-boosting two goals for Italy under-23s, give Moise Kean another chance to silence the doubters. My team (4-2-3-1): Pickford, Sidibe, Mina, Holgate, Digne, Davies, Schneiderlin, Walcott, Iwobi, Richarlison, Tosun Injuries mean starting XI almost picks itself Dave Prentice: Injuries mean that the starting XI almost picks itself. Richarlison's goal threat means he has to continue as a central striker, the form of Iwobi, Sigurdsson and Walcott behind them means that they should continue, while Tom Davies and Morgan Schneiderlin are shoo-ins for the midfield roles. But the 'almost' comes at the back. For me Djibril Sidibe was unconvincing at St Mary's, until he pulled out that peach of a cross for the winner. Was that enough to see him continue? Personally I feel that Seamus Coleman offers more and I'd make a change in that position. My team (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Holgate, Digne; Schneiderlin, Davies; Walcott, Sigurdsson, Iwobi; Richarlison.