Everton will be hoping to put what has been an uninspiring start to the season behind them when they face Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
One win, one draw, one loss is the Blues’ record going into the clash, scoring just once in the three outings.
But Marco Silva will be hoping a run-out against a League One outfit will get the goals flowing for the Merseysiders before a tough meeting with Wolves on Sunday afternoon.
The Imps will be no pushovers though, as they proved when they came to Goodison Park in January for a third round FA Cup tie. 2-1 was the score that day, with goals from Bernard and Ademola Lookman sparing the Blues’ blushes.
But the loss in L4 didn’t stop Lincoln’s momentum, as by the end of the campaign they were crowned Champions of League Two.
Danny Cowley’s side got off to an excellent start to life in the third division, beating Accrington Stanley, Rotherham and Southend United in their opening three league games. They also beat Championship side Huddersfield town away from home in the first round of the cup.
But fortunes have changed in the last two, losing 2-1 to both Doncaster Rovers and MK Dons. After five games they find themselves seventh in the table, just two points separate them from league topping Ipswich Town.