Everton and Wolves were both featured in cup competitions during the week but will have to revert their focus back to the Premier League. Marco Silva’s Toffees had their best team possible, but struggled to make their dominance count and conceded two goals. Despite that, late goals from Alex Iwobi and Richarlison saw the Toffees progress to the next round.
Wolves also found cup success in the Europa League this week, when Nuno Espírito Santo’s side faced off against Torino on Thursday night and progressed to the group stage of the competition after winning 5-3 on aggregate. They’ll be looking to secure their first Premier League win in a game which could play a big part in the top six race this season.
Everton vs Wolves match preview
Everton’s victory against Lincoln on Wednesday night may have seen them through to the next round of the Carabao Cup, but Lincoln managed to emphasize how much work Marco Silva side have to do this season if they want to be top-six contenders.
Lincoln took the lead after 23 seconds, emphasizing Everton’s defensive struggles away from home. Marco Silva’s side did hit back through Lucas Digne and Gylfi Sigurdsson, but then suffered a Lincoln equalizer.
It almost knocked the wind out of their sails, but the Toffees, newboy Alex Iwobi and star man Richarlison scored late to secure their place in the Carabao Cup third round. Despite Everton’s poor midweek performance, the Toffees are a challenge for any team when playing at Goodison.
Everton haven’t conceded a goal at Goodison since the 6th February. Those goals came against Man City, but the game before it was actually Wolves who scored three at the historic ground. They’ll be looking for another impressive Goodison performance coming off the back of their Europa League progression.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have been playing almost every midweek and it’s taking its toll in the Premier League. Wolves are yet to win a game this season, though their performance against Manchester United was impressive. Other results included draws against Leicester and Burnley and they needed a late goal from Raul Jimenez just to salvage a point.