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Could Carlo name the same team again with no fresh injury concerns?

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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?

Who’s Out?

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

Bench

Robin Olsen

Michael Keane

Yerry Mina

Niels Nkounkou

Fabian Delph

Tom Davies

Bernard

Alex Iwobi

Joshua King