31. João Virginia

2. J. Kenny

5. M. Keane

18. N. Nkounkou

26. T. Davies

10. G. Sigurðsson

32. J. Branthwaite

20. Bernard

27. M. Kean

24. A. Gordon

11. T. Walcott

1. J. Pickford

23. S. Coleman

12. L. Digne

6. Allan

16. A. Doucouré

9. D. Calvert-Lewin

7. Richarlison

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is likely to make changes for the visit of League Two Salford in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

Right-back Jonjoe Kenny is set for a run out, while the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Theo Walcott, Bernard and Tom Davies could all be called upon having been substitutes for Sunday’s win at Tottenham.

Youngster Jarrad Branthwaite could be drafted in as Ancelotti currently only has two fit senior centre-backs in Michael Keane and Yerry Mina.

Summer star signing James Rodriguez would benefit from more minutes but may have to do so from off the bench.

Salford boss Graham Alexander has to balance the early-season needs of his side with putting out a team which can be competitive.

Forward Luke Armstrong could miss out having been hauled off at half-time of the 2-2 draw with Exeter on Saturday.

Richie Towell and Brandon Thomas-Asante made impacts as substitutes at the weekend and could get their chance from the start.

Ex-Manchester United forward James Wilson may also be given a start for much-needed game-time as he has missed much of pre-season.

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Salford have little experience of playing against clubs of this stature, having only made a rapid ascent up non-league after investment from Valencia owner Peter Lim and Manchester United’s famous ‘Class of 92’. 

Last season they faced then-Championship side Leeds United in the first round of this competition but were well-beaten 3-0 on home soil and will be looking to avoid a similar shoeing this time around.

As League Two opposition, Salford come into this contest as massive underdogs, but are one of the better sides in the division and have been tipped by pundits to achieve a fifth promotion in the last seven seasons, having consolidated their place in League Two last term.

But they haven’t had the start they were looking for with a 2-2 draw at home to Exeter to kick off their league campaign at the weekend, having already lost 6-0 to Manchester United’s Under-21s in the EFL Trophy, although they did make it past the first round with a penalty shootout victory over Championship side Rotherham United.

Betfair Sportsbook back Everton at just 1/7 to win, with 7/1 for the draw and a massive 17/1 for a shock Salford victory in 90 minutes. 

Salford shareholder Gary Neville will have been a little concerned watching Everton’s 2020/21 opener from the commentary box on Sunday – a well-deserved 1-0 victory at Tottenham, their first away victory against a ‘big six’ side in 41 attempts, with their new-look midfield of Abdoulaye Doucoure, Allan and James Rodriguez all impressing on their competitive debuts.

However, they’re expected to drop back out here as Carlo Ancelotti looks to do the usual rotations for this cup competitions as the fixtures come thick and fast in this condensed season. One player that could benefit from an opportunity is Italy international striker Moise Kean.

We recommend backing Moise Kean to score anytime here. The 20-year-old only scored one goal for the Toffees last term but arrived with a big reputation, having averaged a goal every 89 minutes in his last season at Juventus. He’ll be eager to prove himself here, and will back himself against the fourth-tier visitors.

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31. João Virginia

2. J. Kenny

5. M. Keane

18. N. Nkounkou

26. T. Davies

10. G. Sigurðsson

32. J. Branthwaite

20. Bernard

27. M. Kean

24. A. Gordon

11. T. Walcott

1. J. Pickford

23. S. Coleman

12. L. Digne

6. Allan

16. A. Doucouré

9. D. Calvert-Lewin

7. Richarlison

1. V. Hladký

3. I. Touray

18. O. Threlkeld

16. J. Turnbull

5. A. Eastham

17. R. Towell

4. J. Lowe

10. A. Hunter

37. B. Thomas-Asante

40. I. Henderson

19. J. Wilson

31. W. Evans

32. T. Golden

28. A. Denny

8. D. Gibson

7. L. Armstrong

9. T. Elliott

11. Bruno Andrade

1. V. Hladký

3. I. Touray

18. O. Threlkeld

16. J. Turnbull

5. A. Eastham

17. R. Towell

4. J. Lowe

10. A. Hunter

37. B. Thomas-Asante

40. I. Henderson

19. J. Wilson

31. W. Evans

32. T. Golden

28. A. Denny

8. D. Gibson

7. L. Armstrong

9. T. Elliott

11. Bruno Andrade

Source: https://livescore.football365.com/england-efl-cup-everton-vs-salford-city/16-09-2020/1334017#new_tab

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