Everton are magic. The Blues’ win at the Emirates last weekend turned a seven-game winless streak into a four-match unbeaten run.
But there’s no more time for mess ups if Everton want to turn this season into a real success.
Everton welcome Villa to Goodison on Saturday evening, but how will they line-up?
There’s no fresh injury news ahead of this one, with only Abdoulaye Doucoure and Jean-Philippe Gbamin the absentees.
Indeed, there’s even the option for Carlo to put the same starting line-up out as he did last week – although that would be an extreme rarity for him.
Tactics and Formation
Despite Carlo’s propensity for change, it’s hard to see what he might do here.
After picking up a rare clean sheet last week, one would expect the back four to remain in tact – unless he wants to utilise the aerial threat of Michael Keane or Yerry Mina.
Likewise, a front four of DCL, Richarlison, James and Sigurdsson should keep their place. Allan is a guaranteed starter to anchor the midfield, so perhaps the only question is if whether Tom Davies might come in to replace Andre Gomes. But either way, it won’t be a seismic shift.
Starters (likelihood of starting rated out of 10)
Jordan Pickford – 9/10
Seamus Coleman – 7/10
Could make way in a defensive reshuffle if Mina or Keane are brought in.
Lucas Digne – 10/10
Mason Holgate – 9/10
Ben Godfrey – 9/10
Allan – 10/10
Gylfi Sigurdsson – 8/10
Andre Gomes – 7/10
James Rodriguez – 9/10
Richarlison – 10/10
Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 10/10