Gana Gueye Returns In Lone Change For Toffees

Idrissa Gana Gueye returns to Everton’s midfield in place of the injured Gyfli Sigurdsson, as Sam Allardyce makes just one enforced change to his team for today’s encounter with Stoke City.

Iceland playmaker Sigurdsson is sidelined with a knee problem sustained in last week’s victory over Brighton & Hove Albion, paving the way for Senegal international Gueye to come back into the side after missing out against Brighton due to illness.

Wayne Rooney and Tom Davies are poised to join Gueye in the Everton engine room, with Theo Walcott, Yannick Bolasie and Cenk Tosun – a goalscorer in each of the Toffees' past two matches – continuing as an explosive three-man frontline.

Skipper Phil Jagielka is partnered in the middle of defence by Michael Keane, while full-back pair Leighton Baines and Seamus Coleman start together in the same Everton team for only the second time this season.

Indeed, Baines, Coleman and centre-half Jagielka feature in a Blues back-four away from home for the first time since 30 December 2016.

Jordan Pickford maintains his ever-present Premier League record in goal.

Attacking pair Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Oumar Niasse are both among Everton’s substitutes. They are joined on the bench by defenders Mason Holgate and Cuco Martina, midfield duo Morgan Schneiderlin and Davy Klassen and goalkeeper Joel Robles.




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