It is 40 years since Wolves last won at Goodison Park but they will arrive confident of increasing the gap over Marco Silva’s side having scored seven goals in two consecutive league victories. Everton’s fragile form and confidence, plus the likely absence of a recognised left-back, offer clear targets for Nuno Espírito Santo. His opposite number found respite in the midweek win at bottom-club Huddersfield but knows the performance level must improve.
• Chelsea striker goes to Palace after day of toing and froing• Everton turn down chance to sign Batshuayi for £40m
Michy Batshuayi had to wait until the hours after the transfer deadline before finally seeing his future resolved with the Belgium international joining Crystal Palace from Chelsea on loan until the end of the season.
The striker, who had endured a difficult first half of the campaign on loan at Valencia, has cost a loan fee of around £1m.
• Club in talks with Chelsea over permanent deal • Youri Tielemans set to join Leicester on loan
Everton are attempting to sign Michy Batshuayi on a permanent deal from Chelsea, with the Belgium striker expected to cost around £35m.
Batshuayi spent the first half of this season on loan at Valencia but has not made an appearance at the beginning of the month as the Spanish side attempt to cut short his spell.
Anyone looking for signs of a an Everton revival would be well advised to wait until less accommodating opponents are encountered. For Marco Silva’s stuttering side a match against the team propping up the table came along at the ideal time.
A new face in the dugout made little or no difference to Huddersfield’s fortunes on the pitch, they gifted an early goal and were unable to take advantage when Everton went down to 10 men with almost half an hour remaining.
• Met police confident they will catch perpetrators• Brawls and allegations of racist chanting marred match
The Metropolitan police have condemned the “abhorrent behaviour” of rival fans at Millwall’s FA Cup match against Everton on Saturday which had led to “some of the most shocking football violence we have seen for some time”.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær is proving his tactical ability every week but Accrington’s manager could not see the magic of his Cup tie
It was a pity John Coleman saw fit to savage Jon Moss, stealing the headlines when his players’ tremendous performance against Derby deserved more attention.
• Police used batons to break up fighting away from ground• ‘The behaviour is nothing short of disgraceful,’ say police
The Football Association is expected to launch an investigation into violent clashes that took place prior to Millwall’s FA Cup fourth-round victory over Everton at the Den and resulted in a man suffering a slash wound to the face.
It was an FA Cup tie that will be spoken about for some time to come. Five goals, a late winner to seal a shock victory and, at the end, a pitch invasion that served as a reminder that for all the knocks this competition has taken in recent years it still has the power to send people into a frenzy.
• Marco Silva says character of team is not in doubt in FA Cup tie• Everton have won only twice away this season
Marco Silva has said the character of Everton’s players is not in doubt but faces a fierce examination away at Millwall on Saturday.
Silva wants a reaction from his team to <a href="https://www.theguardian.
• Crystal Palace may offer Bolasie escape route from Everton• No bid from Paris Saint-Germain for Idrissa Gana Gueye
Marco Silva has told Yannick Bolasie there is little prospect of him playing for Everton this season as Crystal Palace consider a move for their former winger.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo international surprised Everton on Monday when he <a href="https://www.theguardian.
Millwall’s giant centre-back played in England youth teams with Rashford and Winks and can’t wait for Premier League Everton’s visit in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday
Even though Jake Cooper had racked up more assists than Neymar by mid-November and is Millwall’s second-highest scorer this season with six goals, Neil Harris will be relieved to hear his centre-back is not considering becoming a striker.