Everton host Wolves on Sunday afternoon in what could be an important game in the battle for European qualification, with the visitors still looking for their first Premier League win of the season.
The Toffees scraped past Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup in midweek while Wolves dispatched Torino on their way to Europa League group stage qualification, but both teams are looking to improve their league form after patchy starts to the season.
With new signings bedding in, Marco Silva will hope his side can go into the international break in good spirits, with a win able to take them into the top four.
|Game||Everton vs Wolves|
|Date||Sunday, September 1|
|Time||2:00pm BST / 9:30am ET|
|Stream (US)||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
|NBC, UNIVERSO||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
In the UK, the match will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. It can be streamed via Sky Go.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Premier League||Sky Go|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Pickford, Stekelenburg, Lossl|
|Defenders||Baines, Keane, Holgate, Digne, Mina, Sidibe, Coleman, Martina|
|Midfielders||Sigurdsson, Schneiderlin, Bernard, Gomes, Gbamin, Davies|
|Forwards||Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Walcott, Tosun, Iwobi, Kean, Niasse, Bolasie|
Confirmed Everton XI: Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne; Andre Gomes, Delph; Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Iwobi; Kean
|Defenders||Doherty, Vallejo, Bennett, Boly, Coady, Jonny, Vinagre, Sanderson, Kilman|
|Midfielders||Neves, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Traore, Gibbs-White, Saiss, Jordao, Neto, Perry|
|Forwards||Jimenez, Jota, Cutrone|
Confirmed Wolves XI: Patricio; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Adama, Neves, Dendoncker, Saiss, Vinagre; Raul, Cutrone
Betting & Match Odds
Home advantage sees Everton start as slight favourites at 6/5 with bet365. Wolves are available at 5/2, while the draw can be backed at 9/4.
While this may only be the fourth game of the campaign, it represents a significant early milestone for Everton as they look to set the tone for an ambitious season.
A win would take them into the top four - temporarily, at least - and could provide a useful boost against one of the sides expected to challenge them for European qualification this year.
With the likes of Moise Kean, Fabian Delph and Djibril Sidibe getting starts under their belts and Alex Iwobi notching his first goal for the club in midweek, the aim now is to leave themselves with a solid foundation on which to build after the international break. Silva is hoping the new boys are now ready to contribute in the Premier League.
"I liked what I saw [from the new signings against Lincoln], to be honest, but that's something I expected also," Silva said.
"Like all the team, they did well. It's important for them to start to know each other and their teammates better.
"For Fabian and for Alex it's easier because they know the Premier League and they even know some of their teammates, even if they didn't play together. For the other two [Kean and Sidibe] it's a little bit different. It's up to me to give more minutes to them when I can, for them to start if I decide it.
"Now they are coming to the same level as the others and it's up to me to decide."
Without a win but unbeaten in the league, the glass remains half full at Wolves as they saw off the challenge of Torino to qualify for the group stage of the Europa League in midweek.
But with the competition having a reputation for derailing Premier League seasons, Nuno Santo will doubtless be keen to get that first win ticked off, a result which would give their league position a healthier look over the break.
Wolves recorded a convincing 3-1 win on their last visit to Goodison Park in February, but Everton have only been beaten once at home since then.
“That shows how good they are, and how well they do things,” said the Wolves boss.
“What we did [against Torino] was amazing, but now we have to think about a very good squad and a very good manager. It’s going to be a very tough game for us.
“All the moments of the game are going to be key. The shape, the organisation, has to be there. This is the most important thing.
“Whatever the game gives to you, you have to react to it. We try to give the best answer in that moment. We immediately reacted [after conceding against Torino].
“Sometimes it takes longer, but the idea is to maintain the spirit – regroup and go again.”