Ancelotti puts out a strong second string as he makes 10 changes to the team that defeated Spurs last weekend. Virginia and Nkounkou make their debuts for the Toffees while their bench looks very strong indeed. Salford make four changes from their 2-2 draw with Exeter in League Two as Turnbull, Towell, Wilson, and Thomas-Asante come in.
SUBS: Darron Gibson, Bruno Andrade, Tom Elliott, Tylor Golden, Luke Armstrong, Alex Denny, William Evans.
SALFORD CITY (4-3-3): Vaclav Hladky; Oscar Threlkeld, Jordan Turnbull, Ashley Eastham (c), Ibou Touray; Richard Towell, Jason Lowe, Ashley Hunter; James Wilson, Ian Henderson, Brandon Thomas-Asante.
SUBS: Allan, Richarlison, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Seamus Coleman, Jordan Pickford, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Lucas Digne.
EVERTON (4-2-3-1): Joao Virginia; Jonjoe Kenny, Michael Keane, Jarrad Branthwaite, Niels Nkounkou; Gylfi Sigurdsson (c), Tom Davies; Theo Walcott, Anthony Gordon, Bernard; Moise Kean.
Everton’s visitors today are fourth-tier Salford City for what will be their first ever competitive game against a Premier League side. The Class of 92-owned team have enjoyed a meteoric rise through the divisions in recent years. This will no doubt be the toughest test yet for Graham Alexander’s men.
Everton got their Premier League season off to a fine start last weekend with an impressive victory over Tottenham Hotspur. Carlo Ancelotti’s team now begin their EFL Cup campaign with hopes of lifting their first domestic trophy since 1995.
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