Meanwhile, lots of things are expected of the Baggies especially after the arrivals of the electric Grady Diangana and Matheus Pereira.
It will be a crucial match for Everton to see if they can carry out their form from their previous win against Spurs.
On the other hand, a first win for the newly promoted Baggies will need to recover from the defeated start their campaign.
Pre Match Analysis – Everton
In their previous match, the Toffees shone against a lacklustre Spurs side and bagged their first away win against a top 6 six since 2012.
The attacking trio of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and James Rodriguez and full-back Lucas Digne, all had an excellent outing.
This is how Everton fared against Mourinho’s men :
1. Dribbles Completed: 18/20 (90%) vs 5/8 (63%)
2. Total Duels Won: 65 vs 38
3. Tackles: 19 vs 9
4. Interceptions: 19 vs 4
5. Clearances: 36 vs 17
6. Total Shots: 15 vs 9
Pre Match Analysis – West Bromwich Albion
West Brom were shown a harsh defeat as they returned to the top division after 2 years. The Baggies enjoyed a solid first half as the score stood 0-0 after 45 minutes.
However, their defensive solidity broke once Timothy Castagne broke the deadlock in the 56th minute. Slaven Bilic’s side gave away 2 penalties which saw the match end 3-0 in the Foxes’ favour.
The gaffer was optimistic after the match ended and urged his players to carry their form (of the first 55 minutes) till the entirety of the match in their upcoming matches.
Let us have a look at West Brom’s performance against the Foxes for the first 45 minutes :
1. Corners: 2 vs 1
2. Total Shots: 5 vs 6
3. Aerial Duels Won: 8 vs 1
4. Interceptions: 6 vs 5
5. Long Balls: 26/38 (68%) vs 10/19 (53%)
Team News – Everton
Between the sticks, Jordan Pickford retains his place after a solid performance against Spurs and reassuring the manager of his worth.
The skipper Seamus Coleman put on an amazing display in the first game week having a passing accuracy of 92.7% and a long ball accuracy of 100% (4/4).
The centre back pairing of Yerry Mina and Michael Keane was instrumental in securing a clean sheet in their previous match and are likely to start again.
Lucas Digne is one of the first names on the team sheet after playing a brilliant match against Spurs.
The midfield trio of Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Gylfi Sigurdsson is an ideal mix of defensive strength and attacking prowess.
Andre Gomes was substituted by Ancelotti against Spurs and Sigurdsson was blistering against Salford – scoring and assisting once;
Hence the Icelandic international gets the nod over Gomes. James Rodriguez impressed on his debut on Sunday, creating 5 chances and completing 100% of his dribbles attempted.
The Colombian starts on the right-wing along with Richarlison on the left. The sole striker’s position would be occupied Dominic Calvert-Lewin; who scored the only goal in the Toffees’ victory against Spurs.
Player Injuries – Mason Holgate (toe), Jarrad Branthwaite (ankle), Fabian Delph (calf), Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Achilles), Cenk Tosun (knee)
Team News – West Bromwich Albion
The Baggies #1 Sam Johnstone starts in goal after making 4 saves (only Vicente Guaita managed more saves , 5) against a dominant Leicester City side on Sunday.
Gaffer Bilic is likely to start with a 3 man centre back pairing of successfully shutting out the Foxes for the first 55 minutes of the games.
Darnell Furlong and Kieran Gibbs start as the full-backs. Both of them had an average game against Leicester however, the former won all 6 of his aerial duels while the latter had a passing accuracy of 82%.
Club captain Jake Livermore would be paired with Romaine Sawyers in the central midfield.
The duo needs to up their ante and emulates their performances from the Championship.
Matheus Pereira and Grady Diangana start on either side of the central midfield duo and would be expected to shoulder the responsibility of scoring goals after the Baggies managed to register only 1 shot target in their previous league outing.
Callum Robinson would find himself as the lone striker and he looks in fine form after finding the back of the net against Harrogate Town on Wednesday.
Player Injuries – Kenneth Zohore (calf)
Everton vs West Bromwich Albion – Our Predictions
The Scoreline: Everton 3 – 1 West Bromwich Albion
Everton steals a comfortable win against the Baggies with James Rodriguez finally getting on the scoresheet.
Also, we expect either of Robinson, Diangana or Pereira to score after the promise they have shown. Richarlison squandered a lot of chances against Spurs, he might be able to find the back of the net in this contest.
Everton vs West Bromwich Albion – Where and When To Watch
England – Sky Sports, BBC at 12:30 pm (GMT)
India – Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar at 5:00 pm (IST)
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