3 alternative Everton threats Wolves must beware with Calvert-Lewin injured
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3 alternative Everton threats Wolves must beware with Calvert-Lewin injured

Wolves take on Everton tomorrow night in the Premier League, and Nuno’s side are looking for their first win in four games.

Some performances have been promising, but the results haven’t been there and so Tuesday night’s game is a big one.

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Standing in the way of three points is an Everton side who are flying high under Carlo Ancelotti.

The Toffees are seventh in the table and are full of confidence at the moment.

But they do head into the game with Wolves without top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin who has a hamstring problem (Carlo Ancelotti, via Liverpool Echo), and here are the alternate threats Wolves must beware at Molineux:


Ancelotti says Everton are waiting on the fitness of the Brazilian, but if he’s good to go then it’s likely he’ll lead the line in Calvert-Lewin’s absence.

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Richarlison has been in the England international’s shadow somewhat this season, but is still a really dangerous player who does have experience playing as a central striker.

He’ll need marshalling closely, as he’ll be dying to add to his relatively underwhelming tally of two Premier League goals so far this season.

Cenk Tosun

Perhaps Ancelotti will turn to a man he is yet to start in the Premier League this season.

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The £27 million Turkey international (BBC Sport) played 120 minutes against Rotherham in the FA Cup and opened his account for the season, so he could get the nod at Molineux.

He’s less mobile than Richarlison, but offers a similar if not greater aerial threat to the South American. Probably the man Romain Saiss would rather come up against.

Anthony Gordon

Everton’s talented youngster Anthony Gordon is primarily a winger, but has played a few times through the middles for the club’s U23s.

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It’s probably Ancelotti’s left-field option, but an option nonetheless for the Italian, who will certainly have to think about starting Gordon especially if Richarlison also isn’t fit.

Elusive and quick, Gordon has the potential to do some harm and the Wolves defence needs to show him the respect he deserves.