Everton play host to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, but they will be without two players and could be missing a couple more for the Goodison Park showdown according to their official website.
The Toffees went to Molineux and picked up a 2-2 draw on the opening day of the season, when new signing Richarlison immediately began to repay his hefty transfer fee, and they will be hoping for an even better result this time around.
Everton picked up a much needed victory at Huddersfield Town in midweek, when the Brazil international fired them to three valuable points, and Marco Silva will be looking for his side to build on that against a classy Wolves side.
The Toffees boss was boosted in the week when he managed to keep hold of Idrissa Gana Gueye, but he is doubtful to take on the Molineux outfit due to a groin issue.
Silva has confirmed that Everton left-back Leighton Baines will be assessed ahead of the contest to see if he is fit to feature. His appearance would be more important because Lucas Digne serves a suspension after being dismissed at the John Smith’s Stadium in midweek.
Two men who the Toffees will definitely be without are central defensive pair Yerry Mina and Phil Jagielka. They missed the trip to Yorkshire, and have not recovered from their injuries enough to be close to featuring in this match.
Cenk Tosun started for Everton on Tuesday evening and didn’t do a huge amount wrong, so all eyes will be on Silva’s team sheet to see if the Turk has kept his place in the side, or whether Bernard gets a recall having sat out the victory due to the heavy conditions.
Despite having flattered to deceive at times this term, a win for the Toffees would move them up to seventh in the table, which would represent fair progress under the Portuguese boss.