Phil Kirkbride - Niels Nkounkou gets the nod

The absence of Lucas Digne is almost as much of a problem as when Richarlison is missing. Tactically, it may offer a bigger headache for Carlo Ancelotti.

But for the visit of Leeds United, he should stick with the formation that got the win at Fulham.

And Ancelotti should place his trust in 20-year-old Niels Nkounkou to do a good job as a left-wing back at Goodison.

My team (3-4-3): Pickford; Godfrey, Keane, Holgate; Iwobi, Doucoure, Allan, Nkounkou; Rodriguez, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.

Adam Jones - Yerry Mina dropped for Mason Holgate

How do you replace one of the most important players in Everton's squad?

That's the conundrum facing Carlo Ancelotti this week, and for the foreseeable future, as he attempts to find someone to fill Lucas Digne's shoes over the course of the France international's injury.

While Fabian Delph is an option, I'd rather go for Niels Nkounkou. I think he replaces a lot of the attacking attributes that have been so important to Everton from that left-back role recently.

I would also stick with three-at-the-back to help accommodate this, but Yerry Mina should be dropped with Mason Holgate returning instead.

Alex Iwobi played really well as a wing-back last time out, so he earns that opportunity to impress again in my book.

My team (3-4-3): Pickford; Godfrey, Keane, Holgate; Iwobi, Allan, Doucoure, Nkounkou; James, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison

Sam Carroll - New role for Alex Iwobi

I feel like I will be going very much against the grain here.

But I'm worried that the same system Carlo Ancelotti used at Fulham last weekend could be exploited by Leeds United.

Sure, Everton are the home team and yes, they have more than enough to defeat their visitors. But with Lucas Digne absence, I'm tempted to scale things back a little.

So that leaves the conundrum of Alex Iwobi needing to retain his place - you play well, you start the next game, don't you? - but where?

I've gone for him at the tip of a midfield three. He has previously showed glimpses of quality in the number 10 role and Everton could use him on the front-foot. Jonjoe Kenny replaces him at right-back in a flat four and Niels Nkounkou starts.

My team (4-3-3):

Pickford; Kenny, Holgate, Keane, Nkounkou; Allan, Doucoure, Iwobi; James, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.

Bernard of Everton celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park

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Joe Rimmer - Alex Iwobi continues

The loss of Lucas Digne makes this team selection much more difficult.

I'd have done away with three at the back in an instant if he'd have been fit.

Everton did look good going forward against Fulham but faced with a better quality side in Leeds, I have concerns that Marco Bielsa's men could cut through the Toffees.

But it's a chance I'm going to have to take.

That means Alex Iwobi keeping his place at right wing-back, with Niels Nkounkou playing down the other flank.

A back three of Mason Holgate, Michael Keane and Yerry Mina should provide a mixture of pace and experience to help cover for the two more attacking wing-backs.

Allan and Doucoure continue in midfield with Richarlison, James Rodriguez and Dominic Calvert-Lewin in attack.

My team (3-4-3): Pickford; Mina, Keane, Holgate; Iwobi, Allan, Doucoure, Nkounkou; James, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison