Everton finally the let shackles off as Wolves came to visit Goodison Park, but what did the numbers tell us about the performance?
The Home Run Continues
6 straight wins at Goodison
Fortress Goodison remains intact, with the winning streak now having been extended to six.
Sadly, the run of seven consecutive home clean sheets did come to an end, but have such an entertaining and end-to-end game, we can let that one slide.
5 key passes for playmaker
Gylfi has been getting a fair bit of criticism of late for being “anonymous” too often. However, that certainly couldn’t be said here.
The Icelandic playmaker made five key passes against Wolves, one of which saw him put in a perfect cross for Alex Iwobi to score.
I must say I’m a fan of Sigurdsson and don’t believe that his quiet displays rest solely on his shoulders, but also on the slow build-up play that has been a feature of Everton’s style recently – something that makes it incredibly difficult for a player in Gylfi’s position to find space and create chances.
The Shackles Are Off
Six shots on target v Wolves
The Blues managed six shots on target against Wolves – the same number that they managed combined in their three opening games of the season.
The additions of Kean, Iwobi and Delph certainly contributed to a more dynamic display from the Blues.
Completed 96.2% of his passes
Although the first goal was a full-back horror show from first Digne and then Coleman, the Blues captain is increasingly looking back to his best in a Blue shirt.
Delph the Destroyer
4 tackles and 87.1% pass completion
If he can stay fit, Fabian Delph will be a key player for Everton.
Against Wolves, he showed the tenacity of Idrissa Gana Gueye, but could with the technical ability you expect of a player well-drilled under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola.
The Blues have lacked a bit of bite in midfield so far this season, but they far out-tackled Wolves at Goodison, with 24 tackles to 19. Indeed, the whole midfield and attack deserve recognition for these improved numbers, with Gomes, Iwobi and Richarlison also recording four tackles each.