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Everton at Manchester City: Predicted Line-Up | No Seamus, No James

How will Carlo set up his Everton for the season finale?

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It’s a slim hope, but Everton enter the final day of the season with a sliver of hope of getting some kind of European football next season.

However, in order to do so, Everton need to go to the Etihad Stadium and take at least a point off the league winners Manchester City

So how will Carlo set up his Everton team to get a result at Pep’s champions?

Who’s Out?

Unfortunately James Rodriguez’s enduring calf problem persists and so he’ll miss the final game of the season, while Seamus Coleman has also been ruled out for this one.

The only other senior absentee is Jean-Philippe Gbamin, who’ll look to restart his Everton career for the third time next pre-season.

Tactics and Formation

Carlo will surely stick with the 5-3-2 system that has gained mixed results in recent weeks for this one.

However, with three central-defenders on the field, the theory is that it frees up the wing-backs to get forward.

Therefore it will be interesting to see who he selects on the right. Mason Holgate is the obvious choice, but he offers very little going forward, so there could be an opportunity for Alex Iwobi to fill in in that role having offered up some promising performances in that position earlier in the season.

Starters (likelihood of starting rated out of 10)

Jordan Pickford – 9/10

Mason Holgate – 7/10

Could be Alex Iwobi if Carlo wants a more attacking option down the right.

Lucas Digne – 10/10

Ben Godfrey – 10/10

Yerry Mina – 9/10

Michael Keane – 9/10

Allan – 10/10

Gylfi Sigurdsson – 8/10

Abdoulaye Doucoure - 10/10

Richarlison – 10/10

Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 10/10

Bench

Robin Olsen

Joao Virginia

Niels Nkounkou

Fabian Delph

Andre Gomes

Tom Davies

Bernard

Alex Iwobi

Joshua King – Could well be his last game in an Everton shirt, so would be good to see him get a decent run out.