Taking League Cup very seriously and eager to go to the final. Confidence high after 3 consecutive league wins. Allan, James and Digne amongst sidelined players. Gomes doubtful.
Toffees impressive in first 3 League Cup matches, won all of those 3 games by 3-goal margins. First met 2 lower league sides but in last round hammered West Ham 4:1 at home to progress.
Using very strong squads in this competition with coach Ancelotti stating as far back as September that he targets long run in this competition.
Both Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin already scored 3 goals each in League Cup.
On Saturday deservedly beat Arsenal 2:1 at home to make it 3 consecutive league wins and return in the mix for top 4 positions.
Coach Ancelotti likely to make some changes, but he’s still expected to select strong line-up. Fit-again captain Coleman could start, with Gomes also hoping to be involved if he overcomes minor problem as expected.
James, Allan and Digne are long-term absentees though, while Delph and Gbamin lack fitness and they both are not scheduled back until 2021.
“We give a lot of importance to this competition. Everton never won it [before]. We are two games from the final so it would be fantastic to play a final if possible. We are going to put out our strongest team.”
“If Jordan (Pickford) plays tomorrow, then Robin (Olsen) will play against Sheffield United or vice versa.”