Everton are unbeaten in their last four games but their form will really improve when Yannick Bolasie and Seamus Coleman return and give them some pace, says Martin Laurence in The Guardian.
"Everton's strongest system, let alone their starting line-up, is still a mystery. They have deployed nine different formations in the league this season, which sums up the issues with this muddled squad better than anything."
"One thing that should be clear is that this squad, with the current list of absentees at least, does not suit a back three. They have played three at the back on five occasions this season and shipped 12 goals."
"Given the nature of his injury and the type of player Bolasie is, it is important Everton do not rush him back after a year on the sidelines. A knee ligament rupture can be devastating to a player so reliant on speed, power and agility. However, once he and Coleman settle back into the team in the New Year — with the Irishman expected back in January — Everton should be a force to be reckoned with once again."
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