Everton predicted lineup vs Watford: One forced change as Lampard sticks to 5-4-1

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Richarlison will lead the Everton attack


Striker: Richarlison

Often in a 5-4-1 formation, you’d find the striker isolated but that’s not the case for Richarlison. The Brazilian is involved in almost e

verything that leads to an attack. He gets support from the agile wingers Gordon and Gray. In six games he’s played against his former side, Richarlison has netted three goals and should be an ideal contender to get on the score sheet.

Should Lampard rotate his squad?

There’s a saying – “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, so there’s no real concern for Lampard. The players aren’t overworked, they are well rested and fit so sticking to the same side is a smart choice because making unnecessary changes can disturb the equilibrium which can affect Everton’s chances in the relegation battle. Even though they are out of the drop zone, this is not a time to relax or make experimental changes.

Will Everton miss Yerry Mina?

Definitely. His presence has often proved to be the determining factor for Everton’s recent wins. He returned from injury and steadied a sinking defence that was shipping clumsy goals. However, with a lot of Watford’s first team players sidelined, Everton can just do without Mina. But in the longer run when Everton face Brentford and Crystal Palace, the Toffees may find themselves in a tough spot unless Keane starts to deliver.

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