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Confirmed Everton team vs Watford: Kean starts, Mina returns in strong Silva side

Marco Silva, Manager of Everton looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Everton FC at American Express Community Stadium on October 26, 2019 in...

The Everton manager could do with a win to ease pressure on his shoulders.

Marco Silva, Manager of Everton looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Everton FC at American Express Community Stadium on October 26, 2019 in...

Everton boss Marco Silva has named his team for tonight's League Cup fourth round fixture at home to Watford, as announced by the club's official Twitter account.

The full match squad is as follows:

Starting XI - Pickford, Coleman, Holgate, Mina, Digne, Delph, Andre Gomes, Kean, Iwobi, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.

Substitutes - Lossl, Keane, Sigurdsson, Walcott, Tosun, Sidibe, Davies.

The Toffees' recent win over West Ham threatened to see them turn a corner on poor form this season, but a failure to follow that up against Brighton at the weekend has ensured there's again a bit of pressure on Silva's team to deliver tonight.

 

Everton have won just two of their last seven matches, with one of those coming in this competition against Sheffield Wednesday.

The quarter-finals are now in sight and there's a sense that this could be a chance for Silva and his team to win silverware.

No surprise then to see Silva name a strong side. A number of regular starters feature, unlike others in the tournament who often choose to fill their eleven up with youngsters and untested talent.

The selection of big summer signing Moise Kean is the headline news, having not started since September.

Richarlison, Alex Iwobi and Kean will be hoping to provide a potent attacking threat in support of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has five goals to his name this season.

General view outside the stadium prior to the Carabao Cup Round of 16 match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on October 29, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

History is in the home side's favour tonight. Watford have never won a match at Goodison Park, losing 12 of their 14 matches at the venue.

As mentioned, Everton's recent form is poor, but it's not as if the Hornets are in exceptional mood either. They are now winless in their last four, scoring just one goal in that time.

With the home advantage, Silva's team should progress.

Can they rise to the challenge?

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