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Everton vs Fulham: Predicted Line-Up | King Full Debut with DCL Out?

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How will the Blues line-up for against a Fulham side not-to-be underestimated?

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The Blues are back on top of the world after an epic cup win over Spurs in midweek.

But there’s always danger looming around the corner at Everton… and lowly Fulham at home reeks of a banana skin.

Ademola Lookman 1-0, anyone?

Who’s Out?

The big news coming into this one is that Dominic Calvert-Lewin is set to miss out with a slight hamstring injury he picked up against Spurs. However, Carlo is confident he’ll be back in midweek.

Allan, Jordan Pickford and Jean-Philippe Gbamin also remain out, but Andre Gomes and James Rodriguez are fit again, while Josh King is also available and could make his full debut.

Tactics and Formation

The Blues shifted formations relentless against Spurs in midweek, shifting from a 4-2-3-1 to a 4-4-2 to a 5-3-2 and back again.

With DCL out, we might see something different again. Our forward options are basically Richarlison or Josh King, with the other likely to line up on the win – unless Carlo fancies pairing them together.

There’s lots of choice in defence once again, but we should expect the more attacking options of Digne and Coleman at full-back. Two of Keane, Mina and Godfrey will likely line up in central defence.

Starters (likelihood of starting rated out of 10)

Robin Olsen – 10/10

Seamus Coleman – 7/10

Lucas Digne – 9/10

Michael Keane – 7/10

Yerry Mina – 7/10

Tom Davies – 8/10

Abdoulaye Doucoure – 10/10

Joshua King – 7/10

Could make his full debut here. But will it be from the left, right or as a striker?

Gylfi Sigurdsson – 8/10

James Rodriguez – 8/10

Richarlison – 10/10

Probably the favourite to replace DCL, but it could also be King.

Bench

Joao Virginia

Harry Tyrer – Carlo loves two keepers on the bench, so could be a first Premier League matchday squad for young Tyrer after also being named on Wednesday.

Mason Holgate

Niels Nkounkou

Ben Godfrey

Fabian Delph

Andre Gomes

Bernard

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