Predicted Everton lineup against Stoke City; six new signings to start

Wayne Rooney of Everton in action during the UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round, First Leg match between Everton and MFK Ruzomberok at Goodison Park on July 27, 2017 in Liverpool,...

Everton take on Bournemouth in their opening game of the Premier League season.

The Toffees take on Stoke City for the opening game of the season at the Goodison Park. Everton, who already have two competitive games (in the Europa League) under their belt, will undoubtedly to be the favourites going into the game.

Manager Ronaldo Koeman will be looking to better Everton's seventh position finish in the league last season with the investment in the squad during the transfer window, with more players expected to be added to the team before the end of August. 

New Everton Signing Wayne Rooney is given his shirt by Manager Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park on July 10, 2017 in Liverpool, England.New Everton Signing Wayne Rooney is given his shirt by Manager Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park

Ronald Koeman is likely to go for the tried and tested 4-3-3 formation despite having experimented with a couple of different formations during pre-season.

New signings Michael Keane, Wayne Rooney, Sandro Ramírez, Davy Klaassen, Cuco Martina and Jordan Pickford are all expected to make their Premier League debuts for the Merseyside giants.

One position among the front three is certainly up for grabs, where youngsters Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Tom Davies would challenge Kevin Mirallas. But, given the Belgian's experience, and this being the opening game of the season, the 29-year-old just might get the nod ahead of the duo.

Here is the predicted lineup for the game:

Everton vs Stoke

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