Adam Jones - Give Gordon a chance

There really wasn't very much that was interesting about Everton's draw with West Ham at the weekend.

But, one of them was certainly the debut of Anthony Gordon. He didn't get much chance to impress in an attacking sense, but his work-rate and dedication were exemplary.

That's exactly what Everton needed for an away game - but a home match could give the youngster an even better chance to shine.

What better time to potentially include him from the start? Rotate the squad a little and keep some senior options on the bench despite the persistent injury issues if needed?

Leighton Baines should play to give Lucas Digne a rest, while Djibril Sidibe should start once more and replace Seamus Coleman in the other full back role.

Other areas are more tough to rotate given the injury problems that still blight the side, but the introduction of fresh legs in certain areas should see Everton through.

My team (4-4-2) - Pickford; Sidibe, Mina, Holgate, Baines; Gordon, Davies, Delph, Bernard; Kean, Calvert-Lewin.

David Prentice - Kean dropped

The paucity of Carlo Ancelotti's squad is laid bare by the options available to him tonight.

Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Alex Iwobi are now sat with long-term injury absentees Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Andre Gomes.

And the remaining options are stark.

So I've mixed it as much as I can with the scant resources available.

Moise Kean just isn't doing it so Bernard gets the chance to play centrally off Calvert-Lewin.

Baines come back in for a long overdue recall on the left and Schneiderlin comes in to prevent the possibility of a Fabian Delph injury.

What else can you do?

Start Oumar Niasse? Behave. 

My team (4-4-2): Pickford; Sidibe, Mina, Holgate, Digne; Walcott, Davies, Schneiderlin, Baines; Bernard, Calvert-Lewin.

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Chris Beesley - Walcott given a breather

Despite having to play twice in the space of four days, Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti doesn't have many options at his disposal to mix things up with last season's joint top scorers Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson both still sidelined and Michael Keane also a major doubt.

Therefore, I've kept changes to a minimum from Saturday's 1-1 draw at David Moyes' West Ham United.

After coming on for his Premier League debut, Anthony Gordon is promoted for his first start on the left flank with Bernard switching over to the right - although the pair could interchange - while Theo Walcott drops down to the bench.

Captain Seamus Coleman, now the wrong side of 30 like Walcott, is also given a breather for this midweek clash with on-loan Djibril Sidibe restored at right-back.

My team (4-4-2): Pickford; Sidibe, Digne, Holgate, Mina; Bernard, Delph, Davies, Gordon; Kean, Calvert-Lewin.