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Everton vs Tottenham: Predicted Line-Up | Digne Returns

How will Everton line-up as Conte’s Spurs visit Goodison Park?

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Everton are on a miserable run of form and now they get to face a potentially revitalised Spurs side who have Antonio Conte in the dugout for a league game for the first time.

So how will the Blues line up as Rafa looks to stop the rot?

Who’s Out?

There’s a little bit of good news as Lucas Digne is expected to return for this one.

However, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Yerry Mina still aren’t ready to return.

Perennial absentee Fabian Delph actually put in a good performance after emerging from the bench at half-time against Wolves, but Rafa hinted that he’s also a doubt for this one – although that should come as no surprise.

Tactics and Formation

4-2-3-1 has been the primary setup this season although there is a few mumblings among the Blues faithful that Everton get overrun in midfield when Abdoulaye Doucoure is absent. There’s a chance, therefore that the Blues could shift to a 4-3-3 and add an extra body in central midfield.

Starters (likelihood of starting rated out of 10)

Jordan Pickford – 9/10

Seamus Coleman – 8/10

Lucas Digne – 8/10

Ben Godfrey – 8/10

Michael Keane – 8/10

Allan – 10/10

Fabian Delph – 7/10

If he’s fit, he should start after an impressive display against Wolves. Always a big if though.

Andros Townsend – 10/10

Demarai Gray – 10/10

Anthony Gordon – 7/10

Everyone knows he should be starting ahead of Iwobi. Except maybe Rafa, that is.

Richarlison – 10/10

Bench

Asmir Begovic

Mason Holgate - Toss up at this point if he's any worse than Godfrey.

Jonjoe Kenny

Reece Welch

Tom Davies

Jean-Philippe Gbamin

Alex Iwobi - Apart from the well-taken goal last weekend, did he really do much else?

Lewis Dobbin

Salomon Rondon