LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23:  Richarlison of Everton during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Everton FC at the Emirates Stadium on September 23, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

Picking the Best Potential Everton Lineup to Face Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday

Everton host Fulham at Goodison Park on Saturday as the Toffees look to kick on from what has been a difficult start to the Premier League season.


The home side have won just once in their first six league games this term, and will feel they should have taken something from their defeat away to Arsenal last weekend, as Silva's side produced a strong first half performance at the Emirates.


Returning to home comforts on Merseyside, Everton will look to take the initiative in the match and play on the front foot once more, against a Fulham side which has also managed just one league win this term. 

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Jordan Pickford (GK) - Fresh from signing a new long-term contract at Goodison Park, Pickford will be in high spirits heading back to Goodison Park this weekend and is likely to receive a great reception from his home crowd after committing his future to the Toffees.


Seamus Coleman (RB) - After yet more time on the sidelines, Coleman has now returned to training with Marco Silva's side and could return to the fold on Saturday in place of Jonjoe Kenny.


Michael Keane (CB) - Played on with a heavily bandaged head against Arsenal last weekend after his return from a hairline fracture and is likely to remain at the heart of Everton's defence once more at Goodison Park.


Kurt Zouma (CB) - Though Yerry Mina is nearing full fitness and may be considered as an option, the summer signing is unlikely to be risked from the start having yet to make a Premier League appearance. Zouma was brought in from the start last weekend and should continue to grow into the Everton back line.


Lucas Digne (LB) - Another summer signing from Barcelona, Digne seems to have effectively succeeded the long-serving Leighton Baines on the left-hand side of Everton's defence and proved he is a threat in taking set-pieces at the Emirates last weekend.

2. Midfielders

Morgan Schneiderlin (CDM) - Tom Davies was selected ahead of the Frenchman at the Emirates last weekend, but Schneiderlin offers a more experienced head in the middle of the park and greater defensive coverage to enable his attacking teammates greater freedom to move forward whilst the 28-year-old provides cover.


Idrissa Gueye (CDM) - The more mobile and dynamic option to compliment Schneiderlin's physical presence, Gueye is one of the best around at covering the ground and breaking up opposition play with his tenacious work rate and a strong ability to drive forward through the middle.


Theo Walcott (RM) - Unable to make a telling impact upon his return to face former club Arsenal last weekend, the England winger's pace was typically troublesome for the Gunners' defence, and Walcott provides a strong and consistent attacking outlet from the right flank.


Gylfi Sigurdsson (CAM) - Unable to get on the ball enough to have his usual impact last weekend, Sigurdsson should have greater influence on Saturday as his Everton side are likely to have a greater share of possession on home soil. With Everton's recent struggles to convert their chances in open play, Sigurdsson's set-piece deliveries could be key.


Richarlison (LM) - Everton's most dangerous attacking outlet at the Emirates last time out and the club's joint-top scorer so far this season. Much of the Toffees' attacking inroads in games seem to revolve around Richarlison's ability to drive at the opposition's defence and take the game to Everton's counterparts. The Brazilian will be looking to get back among the goals.

3. Forward

Cenk Tosun (ST) - Though joint-top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin was given the nod to start against Arsenal last weekend, the youngster was generally ineffective in leading the line at the Emirates, and Tosun should be given another chance to nail down his place as the regular spearhead of the Toffees' attack on Saturday. The Turkish international was a big investment in January and remains a quality option for Everton.