Everton face APOEL in their final Europa League game… but who are the unknown faces in the Toffees' squad?

  • Everton take on Cypriot side APOEL in the Europa League on Thursday night?
  • Youngsters Harry Charsley and Fraser Hornby have both been handed debuts?
  • Toffees bench also includes academy graduates who could play for the first time
  • New manager Sam Allardyce has chosen not to travel to the game in Cyprus?

Everton hand debuts to Harry Charsley and Fraser Hornby with a raft of youngsters in the starting XI and on the bench ahead of the Europa League clash with APOEL.

Charsley, 21, and Hornby, 18, have been picked to start in the absence of manager Sam Allardyce, who hasn't travelled to Cyprus.

Everton's final fixture in Group E is a deadrubber given that they have already failed to qualify for the knockout stages of the European competition.

Fraser Hornby, 18, will make his first appearance for Everton against APOEL on Thursday night

Fraser Hornby, 18, will make his first appearance for Everton against APOEL on Thursday night

Harry Charsley, 21, (right) also gets the nod ahead of the Europa League Group E match

Harry Charsley, 21, (right) also gets the nod ahead of the Europa League Group E match


Robles, Baningime, Feeney, Besic, Charsley, Klaassen, Schneiderlin, Vlasic, Mirallas, Lookman, Hornby?

Joel Robles starts in goal with a four-man defence of Charsley, Morgan Feeney, Beni Baningime and Mo Besic.

£8million summer signing Nikola Vlasic also gets the nod in the midfield alongside Morgan Schneirderlin, Davy Klaasen and Kevin Mirallas.

Ademola Lookman, who impressed when given opportunities last season, spearheads a two-man attack with Hornby.?????

While there are only three unfamiliar names in the starting line-up, Craig Shakespeare, who is taking charge of Thursday's game, has opted for an inexperienced bench.?

All seven players on the bench will be making their first appearance if they come on.

Backup goalkeeper?Mateusz Hewelt, Michael Collins, Stephen Duke-McKenna, Alex Denny, Nathan Broadhead, Shayne Lavery and Anthony Gordon all make up the seven subs.?


Morgan Feeney - A defender by trade. the 18-year-old has made three appearances for Everton this season. He's played twice in the Checkatrade Trophy against Notts County and Lincoln City, as well playing in the 5-1 thrashing by Atalanta.

Harry Charsley - A promising midfielder who can score goals. The 21-year-ols got his first chance this season when he was picked to play against Blackpool in the Checkatrade Trophy. He scored in the 1-1 draw.

Fraser Hornby - Plenty of talk about this talented 18-year-old midfielder last season. He scored 10 goals in 16 games last term for the under-18s. He came on as a substitute this season in the Checkatrade Trophy against Mansfield.?

Mateusz Hewelt - The man Evertonians hoped would succeed Tim Howard in January 2016. That never happened but the Polish goalkeeper is know for being assured between the sticks. Still plenty of potential aged 21.

Michael Collins - The Nike-sponsored youngster has been at Everton since he was 14. The quick centre-back is also eligible to represent England, Republic of Ireland and Jamaica.

Stephen Duke-McKenna - One many Premier League clubs were frustrated to miss out on when he signed for the Toffees. A pacy winger who can show off with a trick or two. Plenty more to come from the 17-year-old.

Alex Denny - Known for his industrious style in the centre of midfield. He doesn't shirk a challenge. His idols growing up included Gareth Barry and Yaya Toure.

Nathan Broadhead - Another player Everton have used in the Checkatrade Trophy this season. This 19-year-old, who can play up top or on the wing, has already made a name for himself. He scored twice last year for Wales Under-19s against England. Romelu Lukaku was also one of his mentors.

Shayne Lavery - One of Everton's academy graduates who were signed up in the summer. The 18-year-old striker is on a one-year contract at Goodison Park. He said it was a 'dream come true' when he signed.

Anthony Gordon?- An attacking midfielder who has already received high praise from many at the club. The 16-year-old scored twice in the 5-3 under-18 win over Manchester City earlier this season. He has also represented England at under-15 level.

*Checkatrade Trophy fixtures are not classed as competitive.?

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