Everton take on newly promoted side Watford FC in the league opener at the Goodison Park. Roberto Martinez’s side seem to be the clear favourites on paper against minnows Watford. The Toffees will look forward to kick-start their campaign on a high by registering a win at their home ground in the very first game.

Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes starts as the first choice custodian for Watford. New signing Valon Behrami too starts for the newcomers in their opening game against big boys Everton.

Former Manchester United player Tom Cleverly who joined Everton this season will start in today’s game.

The starting lineups of both the teams are given below:

Everton XI:

Howard; Galloway, Jagielka (c), Stones, Coleman, Barry, McCarthy, Cleverley, Barkley, Mirallas, Lukaku.

Everton Subs:

Robles, Oviedo, Kone, Naismith, Osman, Browning, McAleny.

Watford FC XI:

Gomes (GK); Nyom, Cathcart, Prödl, Holebas; Capoue, Behrami; Anya, Jurado, Layun; Deeney (c)

Watford FC Subs:

Gilmartin (GK), Angella, Paredes, Pudil, Watson, Ighalo, Vydra.

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