Who’s Available? – Southampton (H)

Following the opening day of the season draw against newt promoted Wolves, we look ahead to how both teams will line up along with other injury news.

Everton

Richarlison was substituted following a MOTM performance against Wolves due to an injury that has now been rejected to be cramp and the Brazilian has returned to full team training and will play a part against Southampton on Saturday.

Loan signing Kurt Zouma will potentially play a part in the absence of Phil Jagielka, appearing along side Michael Keane at the heart of the defence.

Marco Silva has confirmed that deadline day signing Yerry Mina will not play apart as he has a slight injury in his foot. Other deadline day signing from Barcelona Andre Gomes is nursing a hamstring injury so isn’t fit to play yet.

It is currently unknown which role Bernard will play in the team but it is likely that the Brazilian will make some form of appearance.

Finally, Lucas Digne’s substitute appearance against Wolves could signal a place in the starting 11 in the near future but it is likely that Leighton Baines will retain his place at left-back.

Predicted Starting XI: Pickford, Baines, Zouma, Keane, Coleman, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Tosun, Walcott.

Southampton

The Saints began their season with a goalless draw against Europa League bound Burnley.

New summer signing Mohamed Elyounoussi will probably miss out due to a hamstring injury sustained in the opening game but Stuart Armstrong could play a role on his return from a slight knock

Predicted Starting XI: McCarthy, Stephens, Vestergaard, Hoedt, Cédric Soares, Romeu, Lemina, Bertand, Armstrong, Redmond, Ings.

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