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11-goal man to return: 2 changes Everton must make to beat Watford

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11-goal man to return: 2 changes Everton must make to beat Watford

Boss Marco Silva made wholesale changes for the midweek game with Manchester City.

Everton put on a decent Premier League showing in defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday night.

Despite a battling performance, the loss was the fourth in five games for Marco Silva’s men and they must start picking up results.

The Toffees are ninth in the Premier League and having spent heavily in the summer there is a sense that they must be challenging for Europe.

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Everton have been trigger-happy when it comes to managers in recent years and Silva will know he needs wins.

The Portuguese boss takes his charges to former club Watford this weekend.

The incentive is there for Everton; a win at Vicarage Road will see Silva leapfrog his former club in the table.

TBR Football looks at two changes from Wednesday night that will enhance the chances of a win…

Richarlison for Bernard

The Brazilian must return this weekend to face his former club.

With 11-goals this season, he was a surprise omission from the team to play Manchester City.

The logical explanation is that Silva was saving him for a more winnable game this weekend.


Richarlison is the Toffees’ leading goalscorer this season and can operate on either the wing or up front.

Calvert-Lewin could retain his place in attack so that could leave the former Watford man to replace Bernard on the wing.

Seamus Coleman for Jonjoe Kenny

The Republic of Ireland international was another surprise substitute on Wednesday evening.

Coleman has captained the Toffees for the vast majority of the campaign but was replaced by Jonjoe Kenny for the City match.

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Everton will likely plump for experience in a tough-looking Watford game.

That should ensure that Coleman gets the nod over the academy graduate.

The Hornets have enjoyed a solid season so far and Silva won’t want to be embarrassed on his return to Hertfordshire.




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