How Could Everton Line Up Next Season?

How Could Everton Line Up Next Season?
Jul 17, 2017

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It’s been a busy transfer window in the Premier League so far and that applies to Everton more than anyone else.

You could say their signings have been made knowing full well about the departure of Romelu Lukaku, but there’s no denying they’ve utilised this money smartly.

Everton have been smart in investing for the future by signing the two English youngsters Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane. Recent news has confirmed that the experienced Wayne Rooney could be set for a return to his boyhood club, the Toffees.

They also announced the signings of Davy Klaassen, Henry Onyekuru, and Sandro Ramirez. But, how will this new-look Everton team look to line-up in their Premier League campaign?

GK: Jordan Pickford

Jordan Pickford was very much Sunderland’s ‘Diamond in the rough’ last season. His side was relegated, but they won’t be blaming the young English shot stopper who made 135 saves, the second most in the league.

RB: Séamus Coleman

The horrific injury he endured whilst on international duty meant that Coleman watched the last half of the season from the sidelines. But, until then, he was looking like the best right-back in the Premier League with his attacking prowess and he’ll be looking to hit top gear again for the Toffees next season.

CB: Micheal Keane

Everton managed to secure the signing of the 24-year-old for just £25m despite interest from top guns Liverpool and Manchester United and should he impress, he’ll be a certain starter.

CB: Ashley Williams

The Welsh defender will partner the new boy Michael Keane in the heart of Everton’s defence after impressing in his first season under Ronald Koeman.

LB: Leighton Baines

Completing the all British defence is Leighton Baines, Everton’s set piece specialist who has been a loyal servant to Everton coming towards the end of his career.

CM: Morgan Schneiderlin

The defence-minded midfielder will add stability to the midfield as he looks to control play from deep. Should he or either of his midfield partners not impress, Koeman will have the young Tom Davies to rely on.

CM: Davy Klaassen

The Ajax play-maker will come to Merseyside with his attacking prowess and look to add that to the heart of Everton’s midfield. He can guarantee to be covered by his two midfield partners.

CM: Idrissa Gueye

He is the powerhouse in Everton’s midfield and what a season he had. He was the only player in Europe’s top five leagues to surpass 100 tackles last season. He will certainly give Schneiderlin and Klaassen the ability to roam.

AM: Gylfi Sigurðsson

Recent speculation surrounding Sigurðsson’s future has got a lot of Everton fans on the edge of their seats and rightly so. The Icelandic play-maker has been the best player in the bottom half of the Premier League for some years now and he’ll feel it’s time to step up a level.

ST: Wayne Rooney

With the departure of Lukaku, the Toffees looked back in their history and found their talented youngster, Wayne Rooney. Granted, he has aged a bit, but he possessed so much talent the last time he pulled on a blue shirt and Everton will be hoping he can recreate that talent this time round. Wayne will also be looking to impress, hoping to get a call-up from England boss Gareth Southgate for that one last international tournament.

ST: Sandro Ramírez

Another bargain who was picked up by Everton was Sandro Ramírez and he’s probably the most exciting of the lot. He scored 16 goals in 31 games for the struggling Málaga, at just 21 years of age. He’s very good at finding space and this could play a huge part in Everton’s season with the creativity of Klaassen going forward.

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