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Krasnodar
Thursday 11th December 2014 8:05 PM
(Live On ITV 4)
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Everton Team: Robles, Browning (Jones), Alcaraz, Barry, Garbutt, Atsu (Dowell), Ledson, Oviedo, Pienaar, McAleny (Long), Kone
Subs: Griffiths, Kenny, Jones(90m), Williams, Grant, Long(80m), Dowell(11m)
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Who Are The Diamonds
Who Are The Diamonds
Dowell Grant Williams Walsh
Dowell Grant Williams Walsh

Everton take on Krasnodar in the final game of group H in the Europa League.

Already assured of top spot, Roberto Martinez will use the game to blood two unnamed youngsters.

Roberto took the unusual step to name nine players from the eleven, who will start. 

So who will be the 2 youngsters?

The Everton manager will also use the game to get match practice for both Arouna Kone and Bryan Oviedo.

Roberto said: "It's a game that is a celebration. With one game to go we are top of the group and Krasnodar have no opportunity to go through. That allows us to experiment with the line-up without devaluing the competition.

"Joel Robles will play in goal and we're going to have Christian Atsu, Steven Pienaar, Arouna Kone, Bryan Oviedo, Conor McAleny, Antolin Alcaraz, Tyias Browning and Luke Garbutt playing because they have been working extremely well.

"And then we're going to have a couple of youngsters that are really, really exciting. I don't want to mention their names just yet. It's exciting for us as a Club to show another two diamonds of our development system to show the good work being done in a fantastic environment.

"It's a really exciting game that I'm sure every Evertonian is looking forward to. We'll feel extremely proud of the individuals on the pitch."

Looking at the nine players named, we could be looking for a right full back, although Ty Browning could play there, leaving an opening for central defender, Brendon Galloway.

The other position looks like in midfield and England Under 18 skipper, Ryan Ledson looks most likely to start.

Others in the shake up are midfielder, Conor Grant, forward Chris Long, defender Jonjoe Kenny, midfielder Gethin Jones, striker David Henen, strikerKieran Dowell, midfielder Joe Williams, Liam Walsh and keeper Jindrich Stanek. 

Plus it looks like Gareth Barry will be on the bench, as he is out of the QPR game through suspension.

The other question is who will be captain? Steven Pienaar is the elder statesman and a former South African skipper, Ty Browning is the Under 21s captain or does Roberto go the whole hog and go with England U17's skipper Ryan Ledson?

Everton starting XI: Joel Robles, a n other, Tyias Browning, Antolin Alcaraz, Luke Garbutt, Christian Atsu, Steven Pienaar, a n other, Bryan Oviedo, Conor McAleny, Arouna Kone.

Who do you think will be the TWO DIAMONDS? Comment Below. 

Comments about Team News
 
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Mcaleny Kone Atsu Barkley Besic Mcarthy/Gibson Garbut Browning Alcaraz Hibb Robles Job done....
Dan, Southport, 1:18 PM 11/12/2014
 
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It won't be Pennington, hes on loan at Coventry! I'd like to see Chris Long, scored a couple of great goals for the reserves this season
Joe, London, 9:33 AM 11/12/2014
 
6
Galloway, Kenny or Jones and Ledson with Alcaraz to captain an inexperienced defence. Browning or Ledson would be amazing captains at that age. Difficult game, Oviedo and Kone suit the counter attack but they're worthy opponents.
John, Huyton, 10:54 PM 10/12/2014
 
5
i think Galloway and Ledson,playing Pienaar as a cm is the biggest risk in that team .
tony, lancashire, 10:37 PM 10/12/2014
 
4
Pennington right back, and probably Ledson coyb
Billy, winsford, 10:11 PM 10/12/2014
 
3
Chris Long Please, Born finisher and future number 9.
Mary, Liverpool, 10:07 PM 10/12/2014
 
2
Young Tony Hibbert and Young Kevin Sheedy
Marko, Skem, 8:10 PM 10/12/2014
 
1
Jonjoe Kenny and Ryan Ledson I reckon, Pienaar as skipper. Will be interesting to see how it goes, Krasnodar are no mugs!
Jon , Leeds, 8:08 PM 10/12/2014
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