Everton’s 2-1 away defeat against Norwich on Saturday left everyone at the club looking nervously over their shoulders.

The result left the Toffees 16th in the Premier League table and in danger of being dragged into the relegation battle during the second half of the season. Despite having gotten rid of manager Rafael Benitez and uncertainty on who will take over next, Everton should be capable of arresting the slide, particularly if they can field their strongest starting XI over the coming weeks.

Injuries to key players such as Yerry Mina have hampered their defensive efforts, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been a big miss up front. Their absence has had a negative impact on the performances of other players, and having them back in the fold should make a difference to Everton’s fortunes.

We take a look at some of the players who will feature in the fight for survival and the football boots they will be wearing for the rest of the campaign.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin - adidas X Speedflow+

Dominic Calvert-Lewin with adidas boots

Calvert-Lewin is one of several Everton players who favour adidas football boots and he will be desperate to find his scoring touch with them in the next few games. The England striker netted three goals in Everton’s opening three games this term, before suffering a toe injury that kept him out for four months.

He returned to the line-up against Brighton, but spurned a glorious opportunity to get on the scoresheet when he fired a first half penalty over the bar. Given that Lionel Messi also wears Speedflow boots, Calvert-Lewin will be hoping some of the Argentinian’s magic rubs off on him.

Jordan Pickford - Puma Ultra 1.3

Jordan Pickford's Puma Ultras

Pickford’s inconsistent form for Everton has left many people wondering why England manager Gareth Southgate continues to persist with him at international level. The 27-year-old has conceded 29 goals in 17 league appearances this term – a tally that has sparked calls for him to be dropped amongst the Everton faithful.

A quick look at some of the other players who wear the Puma Ultra 1.3 boots suggests they would all do well to look for alternative footwear. Harry Maguire, Antoine Griezmann and Bernd Leno are amongst the underperformers who currently wear the same footwear as Pickford.

Yerry Mina - adidas Predator Freak.1 Low

Mina has had a terrible time with injuries this season, with a thigh problem restricting the Colombian international to just seven Premier League appearances. Manager Rafael Benitez will be hoping Mina’s adidas Predator Freak.1 Low boots bring him a bit more luck when he returns to training next week.

Everton have undoubtedly missed Mina’s aerial ability at both ends of the pitch and they will be keen to get him back into the team as soon as possible. His return to action should also help Pickford, as he has clearly not been helped by some of the shambolic defending in front of him this season.

Allan - adidas X Speedflow.1

Allan’s ability to win back the ball in midfield will be crucial to Everton’s hopes of arresting their slide down the Premier League table this season. The Brazilian is one of the most prolific tacklers in the Premier League, with his adidas X Speedflow.1 boots rarely too far away from the action in most games.

He has been tasked with playing a slightly more conservative role by Benitez, with Abdoulaye Doucoure given slightly more freedom to push forward. Allan has made it clear that he wants to enjoy success with Everton, and he will undoubtedly be key to their hopes of climbing the standings over the next few months.

Richarlison - Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII Elite

Richarlison is another player who has struggled with injuries this season and Everton fans will be desperate for him to return as soon as possible. His Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII Elite boots have arguably the most striking design of any worn by Everton players and are popular with many other top stars.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe and Erling Braut Haaland are amongst the players who wear the same boots as Richarlison, highlighting their popularity with forward players.

As one of the most skilful players in the Premier League the pressure will be on Richarlison to show he belongs in such lofty company when he returns to action.