Everton v Wolves preview

16 October 2009 10:25
Everton target their third league win at Goodison Park against Mick McCarthy's struggling Wolves. The Toffees have won two, drawn one and lost one of their four home games so far in what has been an indifferent start to their campaign. Finally forming somewhat of a consistent run, they are now unbeaten in their last six games in all competitions. The draw against Stoke at Goodison at the start of the month ended a five-match winning streak for the Merseyside outfit. Still only mid-division in the Premier League table, the Toffees will be hoping to get back to winning ways against their struggling Midlands opponents. McCarthy's side have lost their last three games in all competitions and have won just one game on the road this term. That win came back in August when the Premier League new boys fought out a narrow success on the road at Wigan in their first away fixture of the season. Since then, McCarthy's side have struggled to make an impact - winning just one of eight matches since beating the Latics. They sit fourth-bottom of the table with just seven points in eight games so far this season and a tricky clash with Midlands rivals Aston Villa fast approaching. Team news Marouane Fellaini has been given the all-clear by Fifa to play against Wolves despite missing Belgium's game in Estonia on Wednesday. The Belgian FA had sought to invoke the "five-day" ruling after Fellaini pulled out of the game having undergone surgery on a wisdom tooth. Mikel Arteta, Phil Jagielka, Phil Neville, Victor Anichebe and Steven Pienaar all remain long-term absentees. McCarthy will make a late decision ahead of Saturday's trip North on whether to start with Ecuador midfielder Segundo Castillo. The 27-year-old will face a late assessment having made the long journey back from international duty this week. Michael Kightly (hip and foot) and striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (hamstring) will be in contention for a starting berth having both returned from injury. Possible starting Xls:Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Heitinga, Distin, Baines, Osman, Rodwell, Cahill, Bilyaletdinov, Fellaini, Saha Wolves: Hennessey, Foley, Mancienne, Berra, Elokobi, Halford, Henry, Edwards, Jarvis, Doyle, Keogh

Source: SKY_Sports