Everton’s defeat to Sheffield United last time out has left them in the lurch in terms of securing European football.
With just two games left to play, the Toffees are three points behind West Ham and Tottenham in the race for a Europa League or Europa Conference League place.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men would be deserving of a continental place but they will have to overcome the task of an inconsistent Wolves side first.
The Merseyside outfit have been all over the place of late but their cause can’t have been helped by the fitness of James Rodriguez and Yerry Mina.
The former returned to the side against the Blades a few days ago but Mina was still absent.
That said, the colossal Colombian will make a return to the matchday squad on Wednesday evening when they take on Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Mina only had a minor issue but it’s one that’s ensured he’s missed the last two matches. Though, speaking in his pre-match press conference, Ancelotti said: “Mina and Joshua King are back. Only Jean-Philippe Gbamin is out for this game. All the others are available.”
To have the central defender back in action will be music to the ears of the Everton manager, particularly after the form of Mason Holgate.
He’s not been at the races over the last month and was directly at fault for Ollie Watkins’ goal at Goodison Park.
The centre-back was robbed of the ball inside his own half before the Aston Villa striker ran through on goal and found the net.
Holgate was also at fault during Everton’s defeat to Sheffield United. He attempted an awful back pass towards Jordan Pickford which very nearly left the Toffees 2-0 down inside the opening half an hour.
Therefore, it was unsurprising when Ancelotti substituted the defender at the break.
He was clearly annoyed with his performance so having Mina to come in and replace him will hugely elevate their chances of winning against Wolves.
With the likes of Adama Traore to contend with, Everton’s defence will have to be at their best in order to gain all three points.