Everton come on as Seamus Coleman returns and new role of Mason Holgate against Manchester United

‘Tom Davies keeps his place’

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Jordan Pickford continues to score, and Carlo Ancelotti confirms that Robin Olsen will then face Sheffield United on Boxing Day.

At fullback, Mason Holgate plays despite the return of Seamus Coleman. Manchester United’s attacking threat could be mitigated by Holgate and Ben Godfrey on both sides of Yerry Mine and Michael Keane.

The attack is decided for the current form, so the final question is Andre Gomes or Tom Davies in the midfield? Davies is the man who owns the shirt, so why change then? The same team that beat Arsenal continues. Ancelotti can then mess around on a boxing day.

My team (4-3-3): Pickford; Holgate, Mina, Keane, Godfrey; Doucoure, Davies, Sigurdsson; Iwobi, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.

‘Carlo Ancelotti should avoid unnecessary change’

Connor O’Neill: Make no mistake, tonight’s game is absolutely big for Everton and one of the biggest in the last few years.

As a result, the match should be treated as a Premier League schedule, and Carlo Ancelotti should avoid unnecessary changes.

It is imagined that Ancelotti will name Jordan Pickford in his starting line-up tonight and Robin Olsen will play at Boxing Day.

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The last four should remain unchanged in relation to the victory over Arsenal, and Tom Davies, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Gylfi Sigurdsson are again in the middle.

Richarlison and Alex Iwobi should start from either side, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin will no doubt lead the line once again.

My team (4-3-3): Pickford, Holgate, Mina, Keane, Godfrey, Iwobi, Davies, Doucoure, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.

‘Seamus Coleman Returns’

Connor Dunn: Tonight is huge for Everton, and advancing against Manchester United will provide a real chance for silverware this season painfully close.

So, no matter what sounds Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hears, this is the time to go as loud as possible and at full throttle for 90 minutes to give the Blues something to passionately celebrate this Christmas.

Jordan Pickford I would start on goal, with Mason Holgate on the left, Yerry Mina and Michael Keane in the heart of the defense.



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There is little reason to change the last four who have had excellent results since being drawn before the 1-0 win against Chelsea, but Ben Godfrey is rested to bring in captain Seamus Coleman and Holgate therefore has to replace the flank.

In the midfield, the hands are a little more tied, but Abdoulaye Doucoure retains his place as does Tom Davies from the win over Arsenal, given the injuries the Blues have to contend with.

In front of my middle are two Alex Iwobi, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Richarlison, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin in front of them.

My team (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Keane, Holgate; Doucoure, Davies; Iwobi, Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin

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