Everton are playing Manchester City this week in a game that could very well seriously affect the title race if it were to, somehow, go Everton’s way.
So herein lies the conundrum. Everton’s season is over, nobody cares about what happens anymore, and the only interesting thing from here on out is the future of Marco Silva. However, the other team in that aforementioned title race is Liverpool. I don’t want Liverpool to win the league whatsoever. I’m sick of hearing about Liverpool, about as sick I am of hearing about football in general to be honest, and all of my social media sphere is covered with spoiled Liverpool fans who are so incomprehensibly insufferable when they win, and even more so when they lose.
However, when they lose, it is in a very amusing way that they appearing like such angry man-children. I would love to see Juergen Klopp choke away yet another title, as he is so famous for doing, and I wish every favour upon Manchester City and Tottenham in order to make that happen.
With all that in mind, here is my super-competitive team for Wednesday night’s affair.
GK - Maarten Stekelenburg
Maarten had his best game in a blue (green) shirt at the Etihad three years ago, however we need less penalty saves and more penalties conceded this time, Maarten.
RB - A Recalled Mo Bešić
Mo Besic should be immediately recalled from duty at Middlesbrough and played in what must be his preferred position, right-back, where he excelled under Roberto Martinez…
He definitely did.
CB - Ashley Williams
Ashley Williams will be able to put in yet more Man of the Match performances against top sides if he is to come back into the fold in Mr Silva’s Everton.
Man of the Match performances for the opposition, that is.
CB - Morgan Feeney
No offence intended here, I actually like Morgan.
Just drop him in the deep end against Sergio Agüero, Leroy Sané, Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus, David Silva, Bernardo Silva… … … I’m sure it’ll be fine.
LB - Leighton Baines
Mr Silva is playing a stunning misdirection trick on all of us.
He is to be passed fit and will put in another Wolves-like performance to ensure the three points is contributed to the greater good.
CM - Idrissa Gana Gueye
Idrissa will be a valuable asset to City’s playmaking efforts alongside Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva.
His crisp 5-yard passes will undoubtedly find their way to City’s attack.
CM - The Ghost of Darron Gibson
Darron Gibson loved a banger of a goal against City, so he should surely be recalled here.
AM - Gylfi Sigurdsson
Gylfi Sigurdsson’s recent run of form makes him perfect to slot in nicely here. A complete unwillingness to offer anything to Everton is exactly what we are going to need on Wednesday night in tough conditions.
An actual desire to fight for the Everton shirt is not acceptable in these kind of games.
LW - Magaye Gueye
FA Cup semi-final hero Magaye Gueye has been out of the side for long enough. It’s time to bring back a true winger.
RW - Marco Silva
Marco Silva, an excellent right-back, will be able to make the switch further up the field for Wednesday’s game.
A prominent crosser of the ball, our man up top will need some service to break through a dangerous City back line.
The Portuguese is the one to do it.
ST - The Cat
A stunning heatmap last time out even after only 5 minutes of action on the pitch, The Cat will be in for a similarly hard-working game if we are to secure anything from the match.