Predicted Everton line-up v Brighton: Change of formation from Koeman, Davies starts

Everton's Dutch manager Ronald Koeman arrives for the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on...

Everton take on Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League this weekend.

Everton's Dutch manager Ronald Koeman arrives for the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on...

Everton are back in Premier League action on Sunday afternoon, as they travel to the South Coast to take on Brighton and Hove Albion in the first game out of the international break.

In truth,the international break came at an ideal time for Everton. The Toffees' last game ended in a 1-0 home defeat to Burnley, as Jeff Hendricks' winning goal has piled the pressure on manager Ronald Koeman.

It's now four defeats in seven games for Everton this season, and manager Koeman desperately needs a result to ease the mounting pressure on his head.

Other than Seamus Coleman and Yannick Bolasie, Koeman essentially has a full strength squad to pick from, but Koeman may need to change his system after a torrid start to the campaign.

General view during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and West Bromwich Albion at Amex Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Brighton, England.

Jordan Pickford should retain his place in goal, with Leighton Baines, Michael Keane and Ashley Williams – who has endured a miserable start to the season – likely to start in defence, whilst Cuco Martina and Jonjoe Kenny will battle it out at right back.

Having briefly used a diamond in the 2-1 win against Bournemouth, Koeman may look to go back to that system, featuring Morgan Schneiderlin front of the back four, with Idrissa Gueye and Tom Davies slightly ahead of him.

That would allow Gylfi Sigurdsson to play in his natural position as a No. 10, and can also enable Oumar Niasse and Dominic Calvert-Lewin to play as strikers in the final third.

If Koeman does go with such a system, then the likes of Joel Robles, Phil Jagielka, Kenny, Muhamed Besic, Davy Klaassen, Wayne Rooney and Sandro Ramirez could feature on the bench, though Mason Holgate and Ademola Lookman will also be knocking on the door.

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