Everton confirmed lineup vs Manchester City as Anthony Gordon starts

Everton faces Manchester City in less than an hour’s time and the Everton lineups have been confirmed. Rafa Benitez’s side have now been winless in the last five Premier League games with the last win coming back in September against Norwich City.

Facing Manchester City which is arguably the best team in the country is a gruelling task especially when the Toffees have been reduced to bare bones and are without some of their most influential players.

Unsurprisingly, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Yerry Mina and Abdoulaye Doucoure miss out. Along with the trio, the midfield pair of Tom Davies and Andre Gomes also miss out which was already indicated by Rafa Benitez in his press conference.

The Toffees last picked up a point at Etihad in 2017 in a 1-1 draw and if they are to have a positive result, the team will have to be defensively shrewd and have razor sharp accuracy on the counter attack.

Confirmed Everton lineup vs Manchester City

 Goalkeeper: Jordan Pickford

This was never a surprise. Pickford could have a busy 90 minutes.

Right back: Seamus Coleman

Centre back: Michael Keane

Centre back: Ben Godfrey

Michael Keane and Ben Godfrey were destined to start after Mina was unavailable and Mason Holgate was suspended.

Left back: Lucas Digne

Central midfield: Allan

Allan could hold the key to pressuring Manchester City and winning the ball back

Central midfield: Fabian Delph

Big opportunity for Fabian Delph as he looks to carry forward the strong momentum generated in the previous games.

Right wing: Andros Townsend

 Left wing: Anthony Gordon

Anthony Gordon gets the nod ahead of Alexi Iwobi as the youngster starts two consecutive games for the first time in his Everton career.

Secondary striker: Demarai Gray

Striker: Richarlison

Everton lineup: Pickford, Coleman (C), Keane, Godfrey, Digne, Allan, Delph, Townsend, Gordon, Gray, Richaarlison.

Manchester City lineup: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Gundogan (C), Bernardo, Palmer, Sterling, Foden.

Referee: Stuart Atwell

Everton have a chance to jump back into the top half of the Premier League provided they secure three points against Pep Guardiola’s side which looks like an impossible task before the game.

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