Everton expected 4-4-2 v Crystal Palace: International attacker axed in two Unsworth changes
By Laura O’Leary
David Unsworth is expected to reward Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ademola Lookman’s performances with starting places when Everton travel to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Wayne Rooney should be sacrificed to start 20-year-old Calvert-Lewin, with Tom Davies dropping out due to a hamstring injury suffered when playing for England U-21s.
Unsworth across his four games in charge has been open to giving young players at the club chances, as he aims to turn results around.
Lookman and Calvert-Lewin helped rescued Everton from the bench against Watford, after the team managed to turn a two goal deficit into a 3-2 win.
Even though he didn’t make an impact in the Watford victory, Gylfi Sigurdsson should continue to keep his place in the starting line-up; although the attacker will be played out his best position once again.
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Jonjoe Kenny is expected to continue to be the only outfield player that Unsworth has selected in all his games charge, after another solid performance against Watford.
Despite both make poor decisions which led to Watford’s goals in the last game, Phil Jagielka and Michael Keane are expected to keep their places in the team.
Even though the Toffees achieved victory in their last league, they still languish 15th in the table with 11 points from 11 games.
Everton’s opponents Crystal Palace go into this game rock bottom and a win against the Toffees would be unable to move them any higher.
In other Everton team news, a player has revealed that he hasn’t spoken to David Unsworth.