Carlo Ancelotti hailed his Everton’s adaptability after Tuesday night’s 2-1 Premier League at Wolves – without attacking stars Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
England centreback Michael Keane’s thumping header with 13 minutes left decided lift them to fourth on the table after Alex Iwobi’s opener was cancelled out by Ruben Neves.
Playing with James Rodriguez and Gylfi Sigurdsson in attack and leftback Lucas Digne in midfield, boss Ancelotti couldn’t have been happier with all-round heroes.
The Italian says: “It is a great result.
“We adapted for the players who were available.
“The positions of James and Gylfi up front were really good and we adapted well to the characteristics of our players.
“Without Richarlison and Dominic it is more difficult to score but throughout the game we played well defensively and got a result.”
Richarlison will be available for the Merseysiders’ trip to Aston Villa this weekend, while hamstrung Calvert-Lewin is a doubt.