Pre-season rolls on and we have had some indication of what’s going to be happening in the closing stages of the transfer window.

Marco Silva has suggested that he wants his squad in place sooner rather than later, meaning the next two weeks could be very busy at Finch Farm.

First, though, Marcel Brands has his work cut out in offloading the deadwood from the squad, so much that Everton could fill a forest.

There are as many as seven players from last game’s outing at Monaco that may well find themselves elsewhere come our visit to Selhurst Park.

However, it would be silly to suggest that we only need rid of players, as we desperately need incomings. We are a weaker squad than last season, losing one half of our starting central defensive partnership and adding only a backup goalkeeper and a squad-depth central midfielder.

The team could be looking very different after the deadline, but for now, here is what it may look like against Wigan: