Everton predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace: Two changes in the 5-4-1 formation

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Everton defender Michael Keane (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images) /

Michael Keane will start in the Everton backline after missing the last game


Right wing back: Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi has been reinvented in the wing back role. Even though he prefers a more central role, he has been brilliant in recent games under Frank Lampard. The Nigerian has been defensively committed, tracking back and running the distance while also getting forward to create some chances. His battle with Zaha will be enticing.

Centre back: Seamus Coleman

Seamus Coleman has been comfortable as a right sided centre back when playing in a back five system. The Irishman is using all his experience to keep the Everton players calm and motivated in what is truly a fight for survival.

Centre back: Michael Keane

Keane missed the Brentford game due to illness but has recovered and is fit to start against the London side. With Branthwaite suspended, Mina unavailable and Godfrey not quite match fit, the return of Keane is a huge boost. His tussle with Edouard will be a feast to the eye and could well be a deciding factor in the game.

Centre back: Mason Holgate

Holgate has been racking up decent performances one after the other. The Englishman is in a fine rhythm and his confidence seems to be doing him a whole lot of good. The 25 year old seems more comfortable in a three centre back formation.

Left wing back: Vitaliy Mykolenko

Vitaliy Mykolenko has been a strong presence in that defence and was efficient in neutralizing the threat of Bryan Mbuemo in the Brentford game. His athleticism has allowed Everton to manoeuvre attacks from the left, also enabling Richarlison to drift a bit inwards. The Ukrainian has been in fantastic form lately and should be aiming to finish the final couple of games on a high.

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