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Everton expected 4-2-3-1 v Norwich: Koeman to make seven changes

By Amir Mir

Ronald Koeman could make seven changes to his side as Everton welcome Norwich in the EFL Cup third-round tie on Tuesday night.

Marten Stekelenburg, Seamus Coleman, Phil Jagielka, Ashley Williams, Gareth Barry, Kevin Mirallas and Romelu Lukaku could be rested after they all started in their 3-1 win over Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Therefore, summer signing Enner Valencia could be in line to make his first start for the Merseyside club.

Forward Valencia made a substitute appearance for manager Ronald Koeman in their win over Boro and will look to make an impression if selected against the Championship side.

It means star player Lukaku will most likely be rested after scoring four goals in his last two appearances, as the Toffees sit in second place in the league with 13 points from a possible 15.

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Mason Holgate who started the first three Premier League games could be in line for another start ahead of fellow right-back Coleman.

Senior centre-back duo Williams and Jagielka could be rested, as Funes Mori and academy product Tyias Browning could start at the heart of the club’s defence.

Koeman could continue with in-form midfielder Idrissa Gueye in the middle of the park, as Tom Cleverley could make his first start for the club having played only 30 minutes so far this season.

Additionally attacking trio Yannick Bolasie, Gerard Deulofeu and Ross Barkley could also make starts, with the latter scoring in his sides 4-0 victory against Yeovil in the previous round.

Norwich have also made a positive start to their season picking up 17 points in their first eight league games, as they beat third-tier side Coventry 6-1 to progress to this stage.

In other Everton team news, Idrissa Gueye explains how his current side and Aston Villa are similar.