Marco Silva

Picking the Best Potential Everton Lineup to Face Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday

Everton host Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday seeking a first win in three league outings. 


After thrashing Burnley 5-1 on matchday 19, the Toffees suffered back-to-back defeats either side of the New Year. 


Marco Silva has a near fully fit squad to choose from, with midfielder James McCarthy the only injury doubt as he continues to recover from a double leg break suffered nearly 12 months ago. 

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Jordan Pickford (GK) - Without a clean sheet since their win over Cardiff in late November, the Everton number one will be hoping for a rare shutout. 


Seamus Coleman (RB) - Ousted by Jonjoe Kenny against Leicester last time out, the Republic of Ireland international will be seeking a return to the first team this weekend. 


Michael Keane (CB) - Scorer in the draw at Bournemouth on matchday three, the central defender will be aiming to guide his side to maximum points this time. 


Yerry Mina (CB) - Frustrated by early season injury, the aerially imposing Columbian will be tasked with keeping opposite number Callum Wilson quiet in his 10th start in blue.


Lucas Digne (LB) - Lauded for his attacking expolits, the former Barcelona wing-back will have to be equally diligent in defensive work against youngster David Brooks.

2. Midfielders

Idrissa Gueye (CM) - Heavily linked with French giants PSG in the January transfer window, the Senegalese would do his chances of a big money move no harm with an assured performance on Sunday. 


Andre Gomes (CM) - On a season-long loan from Barcelona, Everton will look to priotise the permanent signing of Gomes, whose calmness on the ball and creativity in the final third has been impressive. 


Theo Walcott (RAM) - At 29 years old, it seems the former Arsenal winger has been around for an eternity. He's seeking a fourth goal of the campaign. 


Richarlison (LAM) - The Brazilian is one of the main source of goals in this Everton team with nine from 19 outings this term, but has netted just once in his previous six.


Gylfi Sigurdsson (CAM) - Involved in 11 goals (eight goals, three assists), the Icelandic attacking midfielder is a serious threat on that wicked right foot from set piece deliveries.

3. Forwards

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (ST) - Predominantly used off the bench, the 21-year-old has three goals in 19 games this term, just one shy of equalling his tally last campaign achieved in 32 appearances. The onus is on Calvert-Lewin to break his team's duck, having gone two defeats without reply.