Lampard Names Everton XI For Final Day

There is a first Everton start for Dele and Tom Davies returns following more than six months on the sidelines, as Frank Lampard makes six changes for Sunday’s Premier League climax at Arsenal.

Asmir Begovic begins the game in goal and captains the team.

Demarai Gray, who swung over the free-kick for Dominic Calvert-Lewin to cap Everton’s thrilling comeback against Crystal Palace on Thursday, is in the starting XI.

So, too, the defensive pair of Jonjoe Kenny and Jarrad Branthwaite.

Dele was instrumental to the Goodison revival that secured Everton’s Premier League safety three days ago.

He is rewarded for that pivotal contribution with a place in the team after 10 appearances from the bench following a mid-season transfer from Tottenham Hotspur.

The 26-year-old could potentially line-up in a front three, also featuring Calvert-Lewin and Gray.

Davies is back after knee and hamstring problems and is set for a role in midfield next to Abdoulaye Doucoure.

Kenny, who is poised for his 11th Premier League start this term – and first since the game at Burnley on 6 April – could occupy the left-wing-back position.

Alex Iwobi, playing at the home of his former club, will operate on the opposite flank.

Branthwaite, available following a one-match suspension, is likely to play with Mason Holgate and Michael Keane in a back three.

For 34-year-old Begovic, it is a third top-flight appearance for the Club.

Manager Lampard includes Anthony Gordon, Seamus Coleman, Donny van de Beek and Vitalii Mykolenko among his substitutes.

Cenk Tosun is included in a matchday squad for the first time since Lampard's opening Goodison Premier League fixture, against Leeds United on 12 February.

Everton’s nine-strong bench also features the Under-23s trio of Lewis Dobbin, Isaac Price and Reece Welch, and goalkeeper Andy Lonergan.