A third straight defeat for the Blues and another poor performance as Everton were beaten 2-1 away at Wolves.

Here’s how we rated the Toffees players:

Pickford – 6
Not much he could have done for the two Wolves goals. Made two brilliant saves in the first half. Didn’t have much to do second half.

Coleman – 3
Another poor performance from Coleman. Was caught out of position a number of times, but was fortunate that nothing came of the Wolves attacks.

Keane – 3
Too slow in possession, for the most part. With Everton trailing most of the game the ball needed moved along quicker. Played a number of failed long balls.

Holgate – 3
The central defender was poor for most of the game, however did win a decent amount in the air. Was sold short by Godfrey for Wolves’ second goal – absolutly nothing he could have done about it.

Godfrey – 2
Another poor performance that shows there is something not right with Godfrey this season. A complete shadow of himself from last season. He was at fault for Wolves’ second goal with an abysmal back pass. There was no need to turn back towards his own goal in the first place – the ball could have been moved forward.

View from the away end at Molineux
View from the away end at Molineux before kick-off.

Allan – 6
The Brazilian worked extremely hard in the middle of the park. He looked positive in possession, always looking for the forward pass. Practically did all the work in the middle himself before the introduction of Fabian Delph.

Gbamin – 2
Looked lost in the middle of the park and seemed like a player struggling for fitness. The Ivorian failed to demand the ball in midfield to get his side upfield. Not surprisingly taken off at half-time.

Townsend – 4
Worked hard as always, however, he failed to put a stamp on the game while in possession. Easily dispossessed on a number of occasions. An off-game for the winger.

Everton in action late in the second half pushing for an equaliser.

Iwobi – 5
Took his chance well to get the blues back into the game at 2-1. On the rare occasion he had the ball at his feet, he tried to get Everton forward, but it was his off the ball work that was poor – failing to put a shift in to press the opposition.

Gray – 2
A poor performance from the new Everton winger. Missed a one-on-one in the first half – poorly dragging his effort wide of the target. While in possession, he lacked creativity. A game to forget for the number 11.

Richarlison – 5
The number seven was starved of any sort of service all game. He ran himself into the ground all game, coming close after chasing down the keeper in the second half, but he was unlucky for his efforts.


Delph – 7
Was the focal point of Everton’s much improved second half. Coming on at the start of the second-half, the former City man always looked to get the ball forward – much to the pleasure of the travelling fans. Everton’s best player on the night.

Gordon – 6
Looked lively when he came on, but he was brought on too late to make a real difference. Came very close with a header, forcing a fantastic diving save from the Wolves keeper to keep the hosts in-front.

Rondon – n/a
Did not have much time to make much of a difference, really.