Why are Richarlison, Jordan Pickford and Seamus Coleman not playing for Everton at Aston Villa?

Rafa Benitez has been forced to tinker with his side at Villa Park.

Everton striker Richarlison. Picture: Getty Images

Everton are without four key players for their trip to Aston Villa on Saturday (17.30 BST).

Richarlison, Jordan Pickford and Seamus Coleman have all joined Dominic Calvert-Lewin on the treatment table.

Sign up to our LiverpoolWorld Today newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise


Solomon Rondon comes in for Richarlison to make his fill debut.

The Brazilian suffered a knee problem in the 3-1 victory over Burnley on Monday after being on the receiving end of a robust tackle from James Tarkowski.

Toffees boss Rafa Benitez said: “ “We suffered after the Burnley game. After the tackle from Tarkowski, Richarlison was complaining about his knee.”

Pickford and Coleman

Pickford also suffered a shoulder injury against Burnley after a coming together with Chris Wood. Asmir Begovic makes his Premier League bow for Everton.

And Coleman sustained a hamstring injury in training. Ben Godfrey fills in in a right-back role.

Benitez said: “From the blocking of Wood, Pickford has a shoulder injury. “Coleman felt his hamstring at the end of the last training session.”