Why Matt Doherty missed Everton vs Wolves

Everton vs Wolves line-ups

Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne, Andre Gomes, Delph, Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Iwobi, Kean.

Subs: Holgate, Calvert-Lewin, Tosun, Schneiderlin, Sidibe, Bernard, Stekelenburg.

Wolves: Rui Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Traore, Dendoncker, Neves, Saiss, Ruben Vinagre, Jimenez, Cutrone.

 Subs: Vallejo, Pedro Neto, Gibbs-White, Jota, Jonny, Ruddy, Joao Moutinho.

Marco Silva makes changes vs Wolves

Everton’s XI had three changes from the Toffees’ midweek win over Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup.

At the back, both Yerry Mina and Seamus Coleman returned.

In midfield, Andre Gomes was back in the XI.

Everton’s three debutants

Three summer signings also received their first starts for Everton at Goodison this afternoon.

In midfield, both Fabian Delph and Alex Iwobi were selected.

Up-top, Moise Kean was picked for his first start with the Toffees.

Why Matt Doherty missed the Everton game

One of the surprises in the Wolves XI was the complete absence of Matt Doherty from the matchday squad.

Doherty was also missing on Thursday, as Wolves beat Torino in the Europa League.

After that match, manager Nuno Espirito Santo discussed the Irish international’s fitness:

He’s not 100 per cent, he’s been struggling, but Matt is one case and we have to take care of him, use him when we decide we should us him, and when he’s ready to go he will go again.

Impact on Ireland

Matt Doherty was selected by Mick McCarthy for an upcoming Euro 2020 qualifier against the Swiss.

It’s unclear whether Doherty will now pull out of the squad.

Republic of Ireland squad

Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday), Mark Travers (Bournemouth)

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Richard Keogh (Derby County), John Egan (Sheffield United), Kevin Long (Burnley), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United)

Midfielders: Alan Judge (Ipswich Town), Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Jack Byrne (Shamrock Rovers), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), James McCarthy (Crystal Palace), Glenn Whelan (Hearts), Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic), James McClean (Stoke City), Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth)

Forwards: Callum Robinson (Sheffield United), Sean Maguire (Preston North End), Scott Hogan (Stoke City), David McGoldrick (Sheffield United)

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