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Rodriguez returns, Iwobi dropped: Predicted Everton XI vs Crystal Palace

Everton will be looking to continue their rich vein of form in the Premier League later this afternoon as they head to South London to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men are unbeaten in all competitions since the 2020/21 campaign got underway – in the past week alone, the Toffees have scored ten goals across two matches. They could well be a team to fear this season.

What is your prediction for this afternoon's game Toffees' fans?

Everton win

Everton win



Palace win

Palace win

Last time out in the Premier League, they defeated West Brom 5-2 with Dominic Calvert-Lewin netting a hat-trick and then on Wednesday night they thrashed Fleetwood Town by the same scoreline, so will the Italian boss make any changes?

Here’s the lineup we are predicting today…


Ancelotti will surely revert back to his usual lineup, meaning there could be as many as six changes.

Jordan Pickford is the number one between the sticks until further notice, so he keeps his place whilst Lucas Digne, who played at centre-back in midweek, reverts back to his attacking left-back spot with Yerry Mina replacing Niels Nkounkou. The 19-year-old has impressed but his fellow Frenchman is the first choice.

Michael Keane also keeps his place with skipper Seamus Coleman coming in for Jonjo Kenny at right-back.

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A midfield trio of Allan as anchorman, supported by Abdoulaye Doucoure and £22m maestro Andre Gomes return in the engine room with the third summer arrival James Rodriguez taking his place slightly wide right.

Whilst leading the attack, the in-form goalscoring duo of Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin will, of course, remain in the starting XI.

Despite scoring in midweek both £34m flop Alex Iwobi and Bernard drop to the bench as does Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fabian Delph.

AND in other news, Everton can end centre-back nightmare by signing £13.5m monster… 

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