Benitez Names Everton XI For Burnley Clash

Ben Godfrey starts his first game this season and there is a place in the team for Yerry Mina, as Rafa Benitez makes two changes for Monday’s Premier League meeting with Burnley.

Salomon Rondon, signed on transfer deadline day last month, is included among the substitutes at Goodison Park.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who scored in each of Everton's opening three league fixtures, misses out after hurting a quadriceps in training.

The injury, said Benitez, will leave Everton waiting on the striker for "two-to-three weeks, maybe more".

Centre-halves Mina and Godfrey are joined at the back by Michael Keane. Lucas Digne, meanwhile, starts on the left of defence and captain Seamus Coleman retains his place on the opposite flank after overcoming the niggle that forced his early return from international duty.

Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure continue their robust central midfield partnership.

Demarai Gray will aim for a third goal in as many games in attack where he is joined by Andros Townsend and Richarlison.

Jordan Pickford sustains his ever-present campaign in goal.

Venezuelan Rondon is named among nine substitutes, with Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Anthony Gordon, Andre Gomes and Mason Holgate on the bench.

Manager Benitez also has Tom Davies, Jonjoe Kenny and keeper Asmir Begovic among his replacements.


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