Everton host The Gunners at Goodison Park today in the Premier League, with a kick-off time of 16:30. Today’s referee is Simon Hooper, and the match is live on Sky Sports.
Prior to the International break, The Toffees had picked up just one point from their first four matches and sit in 18th, while the visitors Arsenal took 10 points from a possible 12 and sit 5th.
Both sets of teams will be published live below, so refresh the page at 15:30 to view both line-ups and benches.
Referee: Simon Hooper.
Assistant Referee: Adrian Holmes.
Assistant Referee: Simon Long.
Fourth Official: Anthony Taylor.
Video Assistant Referee: Stuart Attwell.
Additional Video Assistant Referee: Nick Greenhalgh.
Pre-match views from the forum:
Legend14: “We’ll win this 2-0.
I fully expect Havertz and Rice to be the difference in this away match as they will nullify Everton’s ultra athletic midfield.
Havertz provides a completely different problem for Everton to manage in this type of match. If his workrate is high, he’ll be in the running for man of the match. Everton’s midfield will not keep up him cognitively. He’ll be open all day and then track back with pace to clog it up and kill lanes. Still won’t score, but we won’t need him to.
Rice is no nonsense when he tackles. He’s that truck you don’t see coming and the answer to athletic midfielders. I see Everton midfield not being as enthusiastic after a couple of 50/50 Rice tackles.”
SA Gunner: “This WILL be our most difficult game so far, and then most difficult game again up until the City game.
We do not do well against Dyche teams in general. He knows how to neutralise us, and that is to shut the spaces we operate in down, be as physical as possible, jump on the mistakes we make and attack the spaces we leave behind. Its a tried and tested tactic that works.
We need two more things on Sunday, in addition to keeping the ball well and taking our chances. And those two things are physicality and directness. So with that in mind, this is my team.
They will target Zinchenko and the spaces he leaves behind, but we do need that creativity from deep to unlock the door on Sunday.
We are actually underdogs for this one IMO.”