Mills tips King to start for Everton v Man United in new-look formation
Danny Mills has suggested Joshua King could line up alongside Dominic Calvert-Lewin in a front two for Everton ahead of their clash tonight against Man United.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England and Leeds United defender claimed King can also operate on either wing for the Toffees as well as offering Calvert-Lewin the opportunity to be rested.
King moved to Goodison Park on deadline day after they paid a “nominal” fee to Bournemouth to secure his services until the end of the season.
The Norway international made his debut for the Merseyside giants against Leeds in midweek when he was introduced as a late substitute.
He replaced Alex Iwobi at Elland Road and operated on the wing with Calvert-Lewin as a lone striker.
Asked where he saw King fitting in over the season at Everton, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “It’s an opportunity to give Calvert-Lewin a rest if needs it.
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“Say after 60 minutes, you bring him on and he can offer those fresh legs, pace and quality.
“If Richarlison is not at it, he can play on that side and he can play on the other side.
“So he can play anywhere. You could play him up front as a two. We’ve seen Everton to do that before.
“That is also a possibility, so there’s no reason why that can’t happen.”
Calvert-Lewin has started all but one of Everton’s Premier League games this season has returned 12 goals from his 19 appearances.
With Cenk Tosun re-joining his former club Besiktas on loan, the England international would have been Carlo Ancelotti’s only striker before King made the switch on deadline day.