A strong win in the Carabao Cup was just what the doctor
ordered, now it is time for Everton to get their Premier League campaign up and
running with a statement victory.
After netting just one goal in their opening three games, Everton came to life against Lincoln City, smashing home an impressive four — but that was against a League One outfit, Marco Silva will be hoping his team can do the same against a decent unit like Wolves.
Nuno Espírito Santo’s side clinched qualification to the
group stage of the Europa League on Thursday night thanks to a 2-1 home triumph
over Torino (5-3 on aggregate).
But now the midlands club are looking for their first league
win of the season after drawing their opening three matches.
Wolves are a team touted to possibly break into the top six
this season, but it will be difficult, Nuno only has 23 first team players at
his disposal which could become a hinderance with the European football on the
It may be a small squad, but it is a squad possessing plenty of talent.
Raul Jimenez, Diogo Jota, Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho all
come to mind as top, top players and can cause damage to any side on their day.
Everton felt the wrath of Wolves at their best in February, they
came to Goodison and played the Blues off the park. Goals from Neves, Jimenez
and Leander Dendoncker gave the visitors a 3-1 win in one of the Toffees’
darkest days during the 2018/19 season.
But Everton have made their home a fortress since then, Jordan
Pickford has kept six clean sheets on the bounce in L4, with the Blues on a
five match winning streak.
One to watch
Jimenez has been a revelation since his arrival in England.
The Mexican forward has scored 24 goals in 53 games for
Wolves, including seven in nine outings already this season.
The 28-year-old stands at 6ft3 and will no doubt cause
Michael Keane and Yerry Mina problems on Sunday afternoon.
A few players put themselves in contention for a start for
the home side after their midweek exploits, Alex Iwobi, Fabian Delph, Cenk
Tosun and Moise Kean impressed at Sincil Bank.
Bernard, Seamus Coleman, Andre Gomes and Mina could all come
back into the side after being rested against Lincoln.
Man in the middle
Anthony Taylor will be in charge of the whistle on Sunday,
in four games this season he’s already shown a whopping 19 yellow cards whilst
also giving someone their marching orders.