Everton manager Rafa Benitez. Picture: Clive Brunskill/Getty ImagesEverton manager Rafa Benitez. Picture: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
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Everton’s expected starting line-up against Hull - with five changes made from Brighton loss

Vitaliy Mykolenko and Nathan Patterson could make debuts for Everton.

Everton begin their FA Cup campaign when they travel to Hull City in the third round this evening (17.30).

The Toffees have been in dreadful form, having won just one of their previous 12 Premier League game following last week’s lacklustre 3-2 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion.

As a result, manager Rafa Benitez has come under serious pressure among supporters.

Still, the Spaniard will be expecting his troops to book their spot in the next stage of the competition against Championship outfit Hull.

Everton will be without several key players such as Richarlison, Yerry Mina (both calf) and Andros Townsend due to injury.

Meanwhile, Lucas Digne will also not feature again after informing the Blues he wants to leave during this month’s transfer window.

Benitez is weighing up debuts for Vitaliy Mykolenko and Nathan Patterson, who arrived from Dynamo Kiev and Rangers earlier this week.

Here’s how we think the Blues will start at the KCOM Stadium.

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