The EPL gameweek 6 will see Southampton welcoming Everton to St Mary's, the two sides have enjoyed an impressive run so far in the league this season with Everton been ahead with their brilliant performance. The Toffees occupies the first position after winning four of their 5 league matches and dropping points in a 2-2 draw against Liverpool last weekend.
The game against Southampton is really going to be a test match looking at how Carlo Ancelotti will be arranging his line up without powerhouse Richarlison who will be missing out due to red card and Rodriguez who is not likely travel with the team. Everton has been so spectacular with Calvert upfront, the England international has scored in every of the five matches played and will be looking forward to match Sergio Aguero record for scoring in 6 league matches on a row.
Southampton on the other end have been able to turn their performance around by remaining unbeaten in their last 3 league matches, the team came from behind to draw against Chelsea last weekend after defeating Burnley and West Brom. Club striker Ings have scored 4 goals this season in the league and will be a player to watch out for in the Everton defense.
Everton new signing James Rodriguez still remain a doubt for the game after picking up a small injury against Liverpool and will have to be assess before the match, since making is league debut, only Son Heung-min has been directly involved in more goals than the Columbia midfielder.
Everton may likely see their unbeaten run in the league coming to end today at St Mary's, shifting attention away from who will come out with the maximum points, the game is likely to produce more goals. The Toffees this season have been unable to keep a clean sheet in their last 6 league matches and that will be another concern of Ancelotti.
Possible Line up
McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond, Ings, Adams
Pickford, Godfrey, Mina, Keane, Digne, Doucoure, Allan, Gomes, Rodriguez, Calvert-Lewin, Iwobi
It will be very hard to give it to any side looking at the fine form of Calvert and Ings for their respective clubs, but with than, one may say it will be hard for both teams to keep a clean sheet. Everton this season believe in scoring more than their opponents while Southampton still remain the only club to have keep more clean sheet against Everton in the league.
It is really going to be an interesting game to look out to and a real test game to how Carlo Ancelotti will be able to survive this season without players like Richarlison in his team as well as James Rodriguez who still remain a doubt for the game. Whichever way, Everton will be hoping to continue from where they stopped last season at St Mary's after defeating Southampton 2-1 away from home
Southampton 1-2 Everton