Everton predicted lineup vs Arsenal: Dele Alli starts as five changes made in 3-4-3 setup

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Everton midfielder Dele Alli was outstanding against Crystal Palace


Right wing back: Alex Iwobi

Iwobi has stepped up to a whole new level in Everton’s relegation fight. The Nigerian has been one of the most dedicated and confident players, paving way for others to follow. He has received a lot of slack for his otherwise underwhelming performances in the Everton shirt but his resurgence under Lampard is worthy of applause.

Jonjoe Kenny may come in at some point as he plays his final game for his boyhood club but Lampard will likely start Iwobi on the right.

Central midfield: Allan

Allan hasn’t played much in recent games. Fabian Delph kept him out of the side but when Delph picked up an injury, Andre Gomes came into the team. Allan should get to start the game against Arsenal. The holding midfielder will be tasked with restricting the movement of Martin Odegaard. There is a slight chance that this could be Allan’s last game for the Toffees as he remains a target for Italian sides and a summer move may be on the cards.

Central midfield: Dele Alli

Dele Alli starting the game means that Lampard will start a completely different central midfield than what he started against Palace. Alli was quintessential in Everton’s comeback, playing a jey role from the middle of the park. This is the Alli that Everton fans want to see and before the season comes to a close, fans will be hoping to see more of Alli.

The former Tottenham Hotspur man may want to do a favour to his previous club as a defeat or a draw for Arsenal kills off any top four chance and Spurs will book their ticket for Champions League next season.

Left wing back: Vitaliy Mykolenko

Vitaliay Mukolenko has been impressive and is setting high standards for himself. When Lucas Digne left a gaping hole to cover and Mykoelnko has taken the opportunity with both his hands. The Ukrainian has so far showcased fine attacking skills and robust defending skills. The initial stuttering performances seem well and truly behind him as he’s grown into his game and settled at the club.