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Everton at Aston Villa: Predicted Line-Up | Iwobi to come in?

How will the unbeaten Blues line up in Saturday’s late kick-off?

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The Blues are flying and next stop is Villa Park as Everton bid to continue their unbeaten start to the season.

So how are the Toffees likely to line up in the Midlands?

Who’s Out?

Well, it’s a near clear bill of health, with the only significant absentee being Dominic Calvert-Lewin who is letting his broken toe heal up.

Fabian Delph was ruled out ahead of the Burnley game and there’s been no update as to whether the perennially injured midfielder has recovered in time to possibly take a berth on the bench.

James Rodriguez is now back in normal training, but Rafa speaks in far-from-glowing terms about the Colombian, so it seems unlikely he’ll even make the bench at this point.

Tactics and Formation

The Blues have lined up in a variety of formations so far this season, with the Blues looking best in a 4-2-3-1 and 4-4-2. Last week’s back five experiment surely won’t be administered once again.

Starters (likelihood of starting rated out of 10)

Jordan Pickford – 10/10

Seamus Coleman – 10/10

Lucas Digne – 10/10

Ben Godfrey – 9/10

Michael Keane – 7/10

This could be just as easily be Yerry Mina here.

Allan – 10/10

Abdoulaye Doucoure – 10/10

Andros Townsend – 9/10

Demarai Gray – 10/10

Alex Iwobi – 7/10

Could slot in on either wing with Richarlison likely to continue filling in for DCL up top, unless Rondon is given a debut.

Richarlison – 10/10

Bench

Asmir Begovic

Yerry Mina

Mason Holgate

Jonjoe Kenny

Andre Gomes

Tom Davies

Jean-Philippe Gbamin

Anthony Gordon

Salomon Rondon