Everton’s potential XI for the opening day trip to Crystal Palace

So, the start of the new season is upon us.

Premier League football returned to our lives on Friday when Liverpool took on Norwich at Anfield, whilst the other 18 sides in the league go head to head this weekend.

The same goes for Everton, who travel to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace this afternoon.

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In contrast to the Eagles, who have signed Gary Cahill, Victor Camarasa, James McCarthy and Jordan Ayew for the first team, the Toffees have been much busier.

Marcel Brands has worked hard to bring Andre Gomes, Djibril Sidibe, Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Fabian Delph, Jonas Lossl, Alex Iwobi and Moise Kean to Goodison Park, whilst a number of other names have also been strongly linked.

Let’s take a look at how the Merseysiders could line up against the south Londoners…

As you can see, the Toffees’ attack is pretty much unchanged from last season in our predicted XI, but there is another figure in place of where Idrissa Gueye once stood.

Djibril Sidibe, the France international right-back, signed on a season-long loan deal from Monaco but we do not expect him to immediately dislodge Seamus Coleman at right-back – he does, however, represent an upgrade the Irishman.

Ahead of him, Gbamin – who was signed directly as Gueye’s replacement for £25m – may come in alongside Gomes, who shone for the Toffees on loan last term.

In attack is where reinforcements have been made, although we do not expect them to start so soon into their Everton careers.

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Juventus starlet Kean, regarded as one of the brightest young prospects in Europe, has signed for an initial sum of £29m and is in line to appear at Selhurst Park, although we feel Marco Silva will continue to trust Dominic Calvert-Lewin until the 19-year-old fully acclimatises.

Alex Iwobi was signed on deadline day from Arsenal for a fee potentially rising to £34m, although given the fact that he was announced almost four hours after the deadline, we feel as if it may be too soon for the Nigerian to make his first start.

Despite the influx of new arrivals, there is a good chance of this being Silva’s preferred line-up against Palace.

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