Everton expected 4-2-3-1 v Leicester: 18-year-old starts in five changes
By Emma Sanders
Ronald Koeman could make five changes to the side which faced Southampton on Monday when they host the Premier League champions in Saturday’s FA Cup third round tie.
18-year-old Tom Davies is expected to retain his place after his first Premier League start of the season against the Saints.
Koeman is expected to name a relatively strong side against Leicester so Seamus Coleman and Leighton Baines could both start in the full-back positions.
Joel Robles is also expected to retain his place in goal as Maarten Stekelenburg is not yet back in training after picking up an injury.
As well as Davies, Baines, Robles, and Coleman, Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley could also retain their places in the starting XI.
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19-year-old Dominic Calvert-Lewin is out after picking up a knock in the 3-0 victory over the Saints. Kevin Mirallas is expected to come in and take his place.
Phil Jagielka and Mason Holgate are expected to replace Ramiro Funes-Mori and Ashley Williams at centre-back in what could be a strong back four from Everton.
Koeman faces a selection choice between Tom Cleverley, Davies, Idrissa Gueye and Gareth Barry for the centre-midfield pairing but he is likely to go with the first two.
Aaron Lennon could be rested for the clash so Enner Valencia could be handed just his fifth start of the season after he scored against Southampton when he came on as a substitute.
Barkley could be handed an opportunity to prove himself in the number 10 role behind Lukaku but it means Gerard Deulofeu will miss out.
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