With the frantic activity of the last week it’s easy to forget that this has been a summer of change at Everton, and today will be the first competitive game the Blues will play with Marcel Brands as the Director of Football and Marco Silva as the manager.
A number of players have been moved out as the large, lumbering squad from last season comes in leaner and meaner with a few young, skilled and pacy additions.
Wolverhampton Wanderers, or Wolves as they are more commonly known, will provide a very difficult opening day challenge, especially at Molineux. The newly-promoted side were basically the Manchester City of the Championship, sweeping all before them and have beefed up even more during the summer transfer window.
Silva will pit his 4-3-3 against the 3-4-3 of his countryman Nuno Espirito Santo in what should be a fast-paced, quick-passing game that will likely see goals at either end.