Before their football match, Everton’s manager makes a significant change.

Our authors select their starting lineup for the Premier League matchup against Luton.

The momentum is with Everton after two convincing wins on the road built upon outstanding performances. In addition, Dominic Calvert-Lewin is in fine formriso, Jack Harn has returned, and James Garner has developed into a creative monster. Where does Garner play now is the question, in opinion.

I’m indecisive. On the one hand, I feel like this could be a chance to try something new. It’s a 4-5-1 for me and the same as how it started against Brentford, though, because this is ultimately a must-win game and sticking with what we know can work is important. This calls for the wide-open Garner and McNeil and the center-attacking Doucoure. In the assumed absence of Vitalii Mykolenko, I would start Calvert-Lewin up top and Nathan Patterson at right back with Ashley Young shifting across.

I’d like to think that Everton can achieve something they haven’t at Goodison in almost a year: a lead, a cushion, and space for experimentation. If the game allowed for it late on, I’d want to see Garner go into the middle, Harrison out wide, with Arnaut Danjuma supporting the striker in a 4-4-2 or 4-5-1.

Sean Dyche has a number of difficult roster decisions for all the right reasons in yet another game and day.

With a nearly complete squad to pick from and back-to-back victories over Brentford and Aston Villa, it is reasonable to assume that Everton’s manager has some difficult decision-making ahead of this afternoon’s match against Luton Town.

But in my opinion, it’s time to switch things up tactically, so I’m going to play a 4-4-2 and try to pressure the Hatters. Jordan Pickford, Nathan Patterson, James Tarkowski, and Jarrad Branthwaite all maintain their positions in the back five, and Ashley Young should replace Vitaliy Mykolenko at left-back if he is unavailable.

Amadou Onana, who was outstanding against Unai Emery’s team, should play with James Garner in the middle of the field. Arnaut Danjuma should go across to the left as Dwight McNeil should start on the right.

It’s time to let Beto and Dominic Calvert-Lewin loose while up top. The two may be a major headache for Luton and give Everton’s offense a dimension we haven’t seen in a very long time.

James Garner has been a revelation over the past couple of matches, playing pivotal roles in the away wins at Brentford and Aston Villa. In the former he provided the cross that led to Abdoulaye Doucoure’s opener before winning the ball back and threading it through to Calvert-Lewin for his goal while in the latter he of course opened his own account for Everton.

In a home game against Luton Town, Dyche should be trying to get more attacking options on the field; for me, that means Dwight McNeil and Arnaut Danjuma in the wide areas, Garner needs to stay in the engine room with Amadou Onana, and Idrissa Gueye must sit out even though he has been a mainstay in the lineup since his return from Paris Saint-Germain because Abdoulaye Doucoure also comes back in.

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