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Everton have started the season well with two wins and a draw in the Premier League, and will be looking to keep that good run going at Goodison Park tonight. Today's opponent is Burnley, who continue to be a well-organized and resolute defensive force this season.
After a spate of COVID-related and injury issues, the Blues are finally getting closer to full-strength with Fabian Delph the only player confirmed out going into the weekend. Rafa Benitez certainly has a number of options now in key areas of the pitch so it will be interesting to see what he names for a starting lineup tonight.
Visitors Burnley have only picked up a point this season despite their underlying metrics looking solid. Sean Dycheâ€™s challenge has been integrating some new faces into his playing system, but his core team is very strong and fully fit so the Blues will end up paying the price if they go scrapping for the ball, which a packed house at Goodison will quite enjoy.
Competition: Premier League Match day 4
Date and start time: Monday, September 13th at 12:00 p.m.
PT / 3:00 p.m ET / 8:00 p.m. BST
Stadium: Goodison Park, Liverpool , England , United Kingdom
Starting XI: Pickford, Coleman, Godfrey, Keane, Mina, Digne, Allan, Doucoure, Townsend, Gray, Richarlison
Subs: Begovic, Kenny, Holgate, Iwobi, Gomes, Gordon, Gbamin, Davies, Rondon
Starting XI: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Brownhill, Westwood, McNeil, Wood, Barnes
Subs: Hennessey, Bardsley, Thomas, Pieters, Lennon, Cork, Vydra, Cornet, Rodriguez
The last time Burnley visited Goodison they won 2-1 and pretty much blew Everton away in the first half with no fans in the stands. Benitez will be looking for the supporters voices to create the bearpit that Goodison is famous for.
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