Confirmed: Everton line-up against Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League

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Here is the side Roberto Martinez has selected as Everton take on Dynamo Kiev.

Everton: Howard, Garbutt, Jagielka (c), Alcaraz, Coleman, McCarthy, Barry, Mirallas, Barkley, Naismith, Lukaku

Subs: Joel, Gibson, Kone, Besic, Atsu, Osman, Browning

Everton have struggled domestically this season, but they have performed admirably on the platform of the Europa League.

The Toffees have played an entertaining brand of football in Europe, which has won them many admirers, most likely because it presents them with less pressure than they face every week domestically.

It’s a good chance for manager Roberto Martinez to use the depth of his squad to try and keep everyone fresh.

However, there is a need for Everton to play well in this game and build a lead looking ahead to the second leg.

Kiev is never an easy place for even the most experienced of European sides to travel to and Martinez will more than likely be keen for his side to develop an advantage, which they can fight hard to protect.

Either way, it’s going to be a good experience for the side and a chance for them to entertain fans who have stuck by them over the course of this season.

A good performance this evening gives the team plenty of momentum looking ahead to the weekend.

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