By Liam Thomas

5th Mar, 2023 | 1:04pm

Everton confirmed XI in Premier League clash v Nottingham Forest

Everton have confirmed their starting line-up for their Premier League clash against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Sunday.

Sean Dyche has decided to make two changes to the Blues side that lost to Arsenal midweek, with Demarai Gray and Ben Godfrey returning after being left out at the Emirates.

As confirmed on Twitter prior to kick-off (5 March), Dyche made the big decision to axe Neal Maupay in favour of Gray, who could be starting up front at the City Ground. Vitali Mykolenko has missed out on the matchday squad entirely to make way for Godfrey.

Turning it around.

The Toffees and Dyche need to turn things around against Forest but Premier League away trips don’t come much tougher than the City Ground.

Forest’s ground creates an intense and raucous atmosphere and it will be a tough ask given Everton’s poor away form to grab some points.

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Nevertheless, Steve Cooper’s side enters the fixture off the back of a 4-0 drumming at the hands of West Ham, something which should give Everton and Dyche some confidence.

A win would see the Blues lifted out of the relegation zone, something that would give Evertonians a more pleasant view for the week ahead.

With Leeds United and West Ham both dropping points on 4 March, three points today would be the ideal away trip for Dyche and the Blues to feast on.

Goals and some firepower will be needed from Everton however, something they’ve been lacking far up top far too often this season and something needs to change.