CONFIRMED: Everton line-up v Lille - Barkley and Eto'o start!


Here is the Everton side to face Lille in the Europa League this evening.

Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka (c), Distin, Baines, Besic, Barry, McGeady, Barkley, Pienaar, Eto'o

Subs: Joel, Gibson, Lukaku, McCarthy, Atsu, Coleman, Alcaraz

The Europa League presents Everton and Roberto Martinez with a chance to put their Premier Light fight to one side and focus on defeating Lille.

Everton are the early pace setters in their group after a win and a draw from their first two games and Martinez will be hoping that momentum will be good enough to get the better of Lille this evening.

The Europa League is also doing Everton’s defence some good with only two goals conceded, which partly acts as a remedy to the struggles the Toffees’ back four have been having in the Premier League.

Any player given a chance to impress Martinez this evening can use the match as a chance to try and stake a claim to a starting place this weekend against Burnley, where Everton also play away from home.

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