Everton’s strongest possible XI that could blow Arsenal away

Everton host in-form Arsenal at Goodison Park this afternoon, as they seek to close the gap on Wolverhampton Wanderers in seventh position.

The Toffees, who are currently tenth spot in the league table on 43 points, are coming off the back of successive 2-0 wins over West Ham and Chelsea.

Marco Silva fielded a 4-2-3-1 formation against the Hammers last time out, and there is no reason to change anything about the team that started, and starred, against Manuel Pellegrini’s side.

Our team: (4-2-3-1): Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Zouma, Digne. Gueye, Gomes, Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Bernard, Calvert-Lewin

Defence and Goalkeeper

Jordan Pickford (GK) – Despite his scuffle in an incident outside of a pub in Sunderland this week, it would be surprising not to see Pickford starting against Arsenal.

Seamus Coleman (RB) – The 30-year-old isn’t the attacking force he once. Despite this, however, Coleman has showed some great performances this season.

Michael Keane (CB) – ​Arsenal will be handed a chance to watch one of their summer transfer targets. Keane is a fantastic player and a good option at the heart of defence.

Kurt Zouma (CB) – The talented 24-year-old hasn’t quite lived up to expectations, but Silva should start him at the heart of defence alongside Michael Keane.

Lucas Digne (LB) – Digne has been one of the club’s standout performance this season, putting in a series of brilliant performances.

Midfielders and Forwards

Idrissa Gueye (DM) – With Everton chasing a top seven spot, the Toffees need their best players to be able to play every game and the Senegalese is one of their best.

Andre Gomes (CM) – A fan favourite amongst the Toffees faithful, Gomes has impressed a lot during his loan stint with the club.

Richarlison (RM) – The Brazilian star, who was surprisingly linked with Liverpool this week, has been a great player for Everton since his arrival from Watford last summer, and he will be looking on adding to his goal tally against a leaky Arsenal defence.

Gylfi Sigurdsson (AM) – Sigurdsson has 12 goals and 4 assists to his name for Everton this season. With Arsenal’s bad away record, the Icelandic ace must start the game.

Bernard (LM) – Bernard should be looking to up his game if given the nod to start against Arsenal today, having scored just one goal in a possible 28 league appearances. He has four assists.


Dominic Calvert-Lewin (ST) – Very strong in the air, the 22-year-old is a hard-working forward and versatile in leading the attack for his side.

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