Everton vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
England – Premier League
Start date: 01. Sep 2019, 18:00
Location: Liverpool Venue: Goodison Park
Referee: Anthony Taylor, England
Everton do battle with Wolves at Goodison Park this afternoon in an early clash of top six hopefuls.
Wolves finished seventh on their return to the Premier League last season and will be looking to repeat that result this time around, but Everton have lofty ambitions of their own and will be looking to strike an early blow against Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
Marco Silva will be desperate to get back to winning ways after a 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa in their last league outing.
But Wolves will represent a tough test for the Blues, having picked up three points from the corresponding fixture last term.
I make fun of our writers (myself included) for how poor our predictions are on a regular basis, but last week’s match against Aston Villa really puts on display how difficult it actually is to make regular predictions regarding Everton Football Club.
That brings us to this week and a tricky match to predict against Wolves. Nuno Espírito Santo’s side has drawn its first three Premier League matches while balancing Europa League qualifying in the opening weeks of the season. They remain a moderately talented side, but one that’s already been through a lot in the opening weeks of the season.
Fabian Delph could make his first Premier League start for Everton, with fellow new signing Jean-Philippe Gbamin Silva’s only long-term injury concern.
Alex Iwobi is also pressing for a first Premier League start and Moise Kean is another who will be hoping to feature.
Wolves have no real injury concerns.
Current Everton squad is:
Forwards: Yannick Bolasie, Cenk Tosun, Oumar Niasse, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Moise Kean, Fraser Hornby
Midfilders: Theo Walcott, Morgan Schneiderlin, Gylfi Sigurðsson, André Gomes, Bernard, Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Alex Iwobi, Tom Davies, Dennis Adeniran, Richarlison, Beni Baningime
Defenders: Leighton Baines, Fabian Delph, Cuco Martina, Séamus Coleman, Lucas Digne, Michael Keane, Djibril Sidibé, Yerry Mina, Mason Holgate, Lewis Gibson
Goalkeepers: Maarten Stekelenburg, Jonas Lössl, Jordan Pickford
Current Wolverhampton squad is:
Forwards: Jordan Graham, Raúl Jiménez, Adama Traoré, Diogo Jota, Patrick Cutrone, Pedro Neto, Austin Samuels, Theo Corbeanu
Midfilders: João Moutinho, Matt Doherty, Romain Saïss, Leander Dendoncker, Jonny Castro, Rúben Neves, Ming Yang Yang, Bruno Jordão, Rúben Vinagre, Morgan Gibbs-White, Terry Taylor, Luke Cundle, Nathaniel Shio Hong Wan, Connor Patrick Ronan
Defenders: Ryan Bennett, Conor Coady, Roderick Miranda, Phil Ofosu-Ayeh, Willy Boly, Jesús Vallejo, Sylvain Deslandes, Edward Francis, Dion Sanderson, Christian Marques
Goalkeepers: John Ruddy, Rui Patrício, Harry Burgoyne