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Everton vs Tottenham: Predicted Line-Up | Four Players Back, Many Still Out

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The Blues now have 15(!!) senior players available to face Spurs

Everton v Manchester City: The Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final Photo by Peter Powell - Pool/Getty Images

Some games come too soon. And after having to suffer through watching the Brighton & Hove Albion game on Monday, few fans will be excited about having to watch Everton again on Friday.

However, this is also a side that Everton beat 5-4 in a remarkable cup fixture a couple of months ago…

So how will the Blues line-up?

Who’s Out?

The good news is that four players are set to return against Spurs: Jordan Pickford, Allan, Andre Gomes and Joshua King.

Carlo Ancelotti also confirmed he expects to have Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Yerry Mina, Fabian Delph and Bernard back in time for next week’s game at Arsenal, but obviously Everton’s bench will still be made up of a lot of youngsters.

Absentees for the foreseeable future are midfield trio Abdoulaye Doucoure, Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Tyler Onyango.

Tactics and Formation

Since Carlo persisted with a back five against Brighton, it’s hard to see him changing it for a game against Spurs.

One would hope he’ll make some tweaks to the system in order to spark a creative force, but options remain limited. That said, a first start for Joshua King isn’t unthinkable.

Starters (likelihood of starting rated out of 10)

Jordan Pickford – 9/10

Mason Holgate – 9/10

Michael Keane – 9/10

Ben Godfrey – 9/10

Seamus Coleman – 8/10

Lucas Digne – 10/10

Allan – 8/10

Gylfi Sigurdsson – 7/10

Was one of Everton’s most pedestrian players on Monday and there’s a chance he or Tom Davies will be replaced by the fit again Andre Gomes.

Tom Davies – 7/10

James Rodriguez – 9/10

Richarlison – 10/10

Bench

Joao Virginia

Robin Olsen

Kyle John

Niels Nkounkou

Isaac Price

Andre Gomes

Alex Iwobi

Nathan Broadhead

Joshua King