Picking the Best Potential Everton Starting Lineup to Face Bournemouth on Saturday

​​Everton travel to the south coast for their final fixture of 2017 as they look to compound Bournemouth's current misery further.


The Toffees, unbeaten in eight, take on the nine-match winless Cherries as they aim to cement a place in the ​Premier League's top half.


Sam Allardyce may elect to switch his side up again to rest some key players ahead of the visit of ​Manchester United on New Year's Day. Here's how we expect him to line his troops up.

Goalkeeper

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​Six clean sheets in eight matches - thanks in part to those in front of him - means Jordan Pickford will start once more.

Defence

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  • Keane
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  • Jagielka
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  • Martina
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​With little in the way of wing-back options, Allardyce will have to stick with Jonjoe Kenny and Cuco Martina on his defensive flanks.


The 63-year-old may also decide to switch to a two-man central defence to keep his players fresh for the visit of Manchester United, with Phil Jagielka recalled and Ashley Williams and Mason Holgate rested.

Midfield

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  • Schneiderlin
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  • Rooney
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  • Davies
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  • Sigurðsson
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​With Idrissa Gueye still sidelined with a hamstring strain, Morgan Schneiderlin and Tom Davies should be asked to hold down the fort in the heart of midfield alongside the fit-again Wayne Rooney.


Gylfi Sigurdsson and Aaron Lennon should be tasked with offering options out wide and will look to support whoever Allardyce plumps for up top.

Forwards

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​Dominic Calvert-Lewin looked leggy against the Baggies last time out due to the demands of performing the lone striker role under Allardyce, and could be replaced by Oumar Niasse at the Vitality Stadium.


The Senegal international hasn't had much of a look in under Big Sam so far, and this may be his best chance to shine - like he did in September's reverse fixture - against a struggling ​Bournemouth.

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