Everton will look to move a step closer to guaranteeing their Premier League status for another year when they host Brighton and Hove Albion at Goodison Park on Saturday, and Toffees fans have told manager Sam Allardyce which new formation he must use against the Seagulls.
The 63-year-old has favoured 4-3-3 and 4-2-3-1 systems in recent weeks, but when the club asked the Goodison Park faithful how the team should line up against the south coast outfit this weekend via their official Twitter account, they wanted a 4-4-2 formation that would allow them to play with two strikers.
How would you line up against @OfficialBHAFC on Saturday?
— Everton (@Everton) March 7, 2018
The Merseyside outfit will move on to 37 points if they beat Chris Hughton’s men, and their fans obviously feel there is better chance of that happening if they partner last weekend’s goalscorer Cenk Tosun, who has spoken out about his troubles since signing in January, with either Oumar Niasse or Dominic Calvert-Lewin up top.
Everton supporters were quick to have their say on their preferred formation via social media, and while one said ‘should play 4-4-2 home and away’, another simply said “4-4-2” in response to the question of how the team should line up.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Potato Mourinho (@PotatoMourinho) March 7, 2018
— Paul Downes ??? (@CallmeDownsie) March 8, 2018
Why can't we play with 2 up front we need goals we hav nothing goin forward aswel as defending
— John-paul austin (@Johnpaulaustin3) March 7, 2018
4 4 2
— Phil (@phildrakeuk) March 7, 2018
Shud play 4-4-2 home nd away
— John-paul austin (@Johnpaulaustin3) March 5, 2018
big sam Everton governor my utmost request to you next game you must play 442 willcott Kenny pickford garbutt rest of the other from Everton under 18 side including the strikers that is the only way you can win the game if you don't lesson to me you will regret it big sam lesson
— mushtaq saith (@mushtaqs195) March 6, 2018