Our writers pick their teams ahead of the Blues’ visit to Huddersfield on Tuesday evening.
The manner of Saturday’s FA Cup humiliation means Marco Silva would be within his rights to justify wholesale changes for the trip to Huddersfield.
That might be cutting his nose to spite his face though, so maybe just one or two tweaks will be enough to get the job done against the struggling Terriers.
Jordan Pickford remains in goal in front of a back four of Seamus Coleman, Kurt Zouma, Michael Keane and Lucas Digne.
Yerry Mina looked a bag of nerves at The Den on Saturday so he can come out and take a breather.
Idrissa Gueye – the subject of a failed bid from Paris Saint-Germain – retains his place.
The Senegal scuffler’s battling qualities will be needed right now as Everton try to play their way out of a desperately alarming slump.
Andre Gomes starts alongside him ahead of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Bernard and Richarlison.
For this one, I’m going to stick Theo Walcott up top and give the jet-heeled frontman a chance in the position he has craved for over a decade.
My team (4-2-3-1) Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Zouma, Digne; Gomes, Gueye; Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Bernard; Walcott.
Where do you start? Marco Silva could make any number of changes after the FA Cup humiliation at Millwall.
The problem is: does he have the resources to do that? Probably not, but I just feel he needs to freshen things up; if not in formation, then certainly in personnel.
Lucas Digne has arguably been Everton’s best player this season but he had a night to forget at The Den and could possibly do with a breather.
I also like the idea of getting Leighton Baines back in the side.
Yerry Mina should also drop out for Kurt Zouma even if he’s fit.
The Colombian had a shocker on Saturday.
The form of Andre Gomes and Gylfi Sigurdsson has dropped off a cliff, and with so many matches to play in the next 10 days, I’d bench both in the hope they’ll come back stronger, and bring in Tom Davies – like Baines, a Blue, who should be hurting with what’s happening – and try Bernard as a No 10.
And just for good measure, I’d take out Ademola Lookman and Dominic Calvert-Lewin for Theo Walcott, who is running out of chances to impress, and Cenk Tosun, who did what he was brought on to do at the weekend.
My team (4-2-3-1): Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Zouma, Baines; Gueye, Davies; Walcott, Bernard, Richarlison, Tosun.
Everton have to hope that the FA Cup exit proves the low-point of the season and the only way is up – but that won’t be the case if they get turned over in the Premier League at rock bottom Huddersfield Town.
There has to be an improvement between now and the end of the campaign because while many of those matches under Sam Allardyce were unwatchable with Marco Silva’s predecessor failing to take a big opportunity to implement a more expansive style, Everton are currently doing worse despite now having more talented players at their disposal.
Send them out there and tell them they’re playing for their futures.
Cenk Tosun gets the nod up front after his goal at the Den while also recalling that he scored in this corresponding fixture last term.
My team (4-3-3) : Pickford; Coleman, Digne, Keane, Zouma; Gueye, Gomes, Sigurdsson; Lookman, Richarlison, Tosun.