Mick McCarthy's side, buoyed by a recent victory over relegation rival Wigan Athletic, faces a Blues outfit which has endured a poor Premier League campaign thus far.
Hibbert, Jagielka, Heitinga, Baines
Coleman, Cahill, Fellaini, Rodwell, Drenthe
Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Ward
Edwards, Henry, O'Hara Jarvis
Everton’s Phil Jagielka is expected to receive an injection in order to play with the toe injury that kept him out of the England squad to face Sweden. Captain Phil Neville may well drop to the bench in order to allow the Blues to field a lineup full of attacking talent against a side they would hope to beat.
Mick McCarthy could choose to stick with the tactics that served the visitors so well in a 3-1 victory over Wigan last time out.The halftime tweak of bringing on Matt Jarvis increased Wolves’ midfield potency hugely and may have earned the Englishman a starting berth.
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- This fixture will mark just the seventh time these sides have faced each other in the Premier League.
- Of their previous encounters, Everton has won two, Wolves one and four have ended in draws.
- If Everton forward Louis Saha finds the back of the net against Wolves it will mark his 83rd Premier League strike, surpassing former Blues frontman Kevin Campbell.
- Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has never tasted Premier League success over Everton in six attempts.
- Each manager could register their 171st career draw with a stalemate here.
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