Everton will look to pick up their first points of the new Premier League season when they welcome newly-promoted Nottingham Forest to Goodison Park on Saturday. Frank Lampard and Everton are looking for their first points of the season, but they will have a tricky test at Goodison Park against newly-promoted Premier League side Nottingham Forest. The Toffees are one of just three teams yet to get off the mark after back-to-back defeats, so they currently find themselves sitting in the relegation zone.

The Toffees were beaten 2-1 at Villa Park last weekend, having lost 1-0 at home to Chelsea in their Premier League opener a week prior to that. Following last season’s great lucky escape, there were high expectations that Frank Lampard would not have to endure another battle to save the Merseysiders’ bacon.

However, two games into the new season, they face new boys Forest at Goodison Park on Saturday in what already feels to be a must-win relegation six-pointer. Everton supporters are showing a lot of faith in Lampard, who will undoubtedly be under pressure to deliver all three points in this vital clash.

On the other hand, Steve Cooper’s Forest are up and running after claiming their first Premier League win in 23 years, defeating West Ham 1-0 at the City Ground last time out. Forest remain one of the busiest Premier League clubs in the transfer market, showing they mean business after landing midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White from Wolves.


Probable Lineup (3-4-3): Pickford; Holgate, Coady, Tarkowski; Patterson, Doucoure, Onana, Mykolenko; McNeil, Gordon, Gray

Nottingham Forest

Forest were woeful in their opening day trip to Newcastle, and they rode their luck to see off West Ham to claim all three points. And Steve Cooper will be pushing for more points, with games against Tottenham and Manchester City coming up to conclude the month.

Probable Lineup (3-4-1-2): Henderson; Worrall, Niakhate, McKenna; Williams, Mangala, O’Brien, Toffolo; Lingard; Awoniyi, Johnson