Two changes Allardyce must make to his Everton XI when they host Crystal Palace

Everton will look to bounce back from their 5-1 thrashing against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium last Saturday when they host Crystal Palace at Goodison Park this weekend.

The Toffees found themselves 4-0 down after just 37 minutes in north London, and it is a location that certainly hasn’t been kind to them given they were beaten 4-0 by Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley in their previous Premier League match on the road.

The Merseyside outfit have fared slightly better on their own patch so far in 2018, taking four points from their last two top flight fixtures against West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City, with new boy Theo Walcott scoring both goals in the 2-1 win against the Foxes last week.

While Sam Allardyce’s men look to be relatively comfortable in mid-table right now as they currently lie seven points above the relegation zone, the former England boss will be well aware of the importance of picking up points at home given their poor record on the road this season – only West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City have taken fewer points than their tally of eight.

The 63-year-old certainly saw a few of his players struggle at the Emirates, and he will regret it if he fails to make a couple of alterations to his XI on Saturday.

Here are two changes Allardyce must make to his Everton team when they host Palace…

 


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