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Everton’s predicted XI to face Norwich

Everton have been handed an ideal opportunity to bounce back from successive defeats on Saturday afternoon.

That’s because the Toffees will face a Norwich City side who are the only team in the division yet to pick up a single point this season.

Rafa Benitez’s men have been vibrant since the Spaniard took over and they were level on points with the league leaders after matchday four.

Sadly, the Merseyside outfit have hit a stumbling block over the last seven days. They have suffered injuries to some key players in Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and Seamus Coleman, while they also exited the Carabao Cup at the expense of QPR.

Therefore, how could Everton line up when they take on the Canaries this weekend? Here’s what we’re predicting…

We are tipping Benitez to make six changes to the team which lost to QPR a few days ago.

One huge plus point for Everton is the return of Jordan Pickford, who the manager revealed on Friday had been training. The goalkeeper was initially looking likely to miss two to three weeks but he’s evidently ahead of schedule and ready to dislodge Asmir Begovic.

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Lucas Digne is fit to play so there is no alteration needed at left-back, but there are two changes in defence, where Yerry Mina and Michael Keane replace Jonjoe Kenny and Mason Holgate.

Tom Davies was extremely disappointing in the Carabao Cup in midweek so Abdoulaye Doucoure replaces him, while Allan comes back at the expense of Andre Gomes.

Salomon Rondon retains his position up front, with Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin’s injury situations unchanged.

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The final change is in the forward line. Demarai Gray comes in for Alex Iwobi in attacking midfield, with Anthony Gordon afforded a rare chance in the Premier League on the left.

He topped the creative charts on Tuesday evening with four key passes and deserves a chance in the side after some languid performances from the £100k-per-week Iwobi.

AND in other news, Forget Iwobi: Rafa must unleash Everton’s rarely-seen 20 y/o with “unbelievable pace”…

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