Sean Dyche’s Everton side are approaching must-win territory as they look to confirm their Premier League survival for next season, with the Merseyside outfit travelling to midtable Wolves on Saturday afternoon.
Currently just above the relegation zone, two wins from their final games would ensure that they stay up, while picking up more points than Leeds (currently 18th and a point below them) would do the same thing.
They could confirm their survival when they take on Wolves, should they win and Leeds fail to take a point away to West Ham, making it a massive clash for Dyche’s side.
Here’s how we expect the Toffees to line up for the clash, and the latest team news from Goodison Park.
Sean Dyche will still be without Vitalii Mykolenko, who missed the most recent defeat to Manchester City through illness.
“I doubt Vitalii Mykolenko will be right for this one. It is a risk and reward scenario and he hasn’t trained so I doubt he’ll make this one”, Dyche explained. “We will look at change of shape as well as a change of personnel and find the best way possible. Obviously we have lost our full backs unfortunately. He is close it’s whether we gamble with one game to go.”
He joins a lengthy absentee list, with Tom Davies, Ruben Vinagre and Ben Godfrey all out injured and Seamus Coleman not expected back until next season.
Meanwhile, Conor Coady, who made his first appearance under Sean Dyche last weekend, is ineligible to face his parent club.
However, there is better news regarding Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who was withdrawn at half time during the defeat at Goodison Park.
“Dominic Calvert-Lewin has had a few down days and he will be with us training tomorrow. He has come through the last couple of days well”, the Toffees boss explained.