May 15, 2024

Sean Dyche could be set to make some changes to his Everton starting lineup ahead of the Premier League clash with Crystal Palace this weekend.

 

The Toffees have won five of their last eight games in all competitions and are looking to move away from the relegation zone with a win on their trip to Selhurst Park.

 

But the boss admitted the team are carrying a few knocks from recent weeks, and that could see him make some changes to keep things fresh.

Jordan Pickford is one man whose position in the team is safe for as long as he is fit, as is the place of central defenders Jarrad Branthwaite and James Tarkowski.

 

The former is one of those who has a knock but he is expected to be fit to play, while Vitalii Mykolenko should continue at left-back.

 

Ashley Young could find himself on the bench after a red card and own goal in his last two starts, allowing Nathan Patterson to stake his claim for a place in the lineup.

 

In midfield James Garner is a key member of the energetic side that Dyche has built, and Amadou Onana would usually be one of the first names on the team sheet.

 

But the Belgian missed the draw with Brighton last week with a calf problem, and could miss out once again meaning Idrissa Gueye gets another start.

 

Abdoulaye Doucoure continues to shine whenever he’s on the pitch and his place as the highest-earning player in the squad means he will start in his more advanced role in midfield.

 

Jack Harrison has been excellent on the right since recovering from injury, and Dyche could look to add more pace and goal threat to the side by handing fellow loanee Arnaut Danjuma a rare start on the left ahead of Dwight McNeil.

 

Dominic Calvert-Lewin continues to be fit and available, and he will surely start as he looks to add to his four goals and one assist in his last eight appearances for the Toffees.

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