Carlo Ancelotti are going to be wanting to see his Everton side make a return to winning ways once they meet Brighton & Hove Albion within the Premier League on Saturday.
The Toffees were wasteful going forward during a 1-0 defeat against Liverpool’s youngsters within the FA Cup last weekend,
while Brighton were also dumped out of the competition following a 1-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday.
Everton’s revival has slowed after a narrow defeat to Manchester City on New Year’s Day
and an infuriating FA Cup defeat to Liverpool’s kids but they need an opportunity to kick things back to gear against Brighton.
Alireza Jahanbakhsh are going to be pushing to start out for Graham Potter’s side after finally finding form but Aaron Mooy may miss out with a knock.
Brighton will hope the negative atmosphere at Goodison Park – highlighted by alittle group of angry fans attempting to deal with players at Finch Farm on Tuesday – gives them a plus .
They have proven to be tricky opponents for the large clubs,
beating Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal in convincing fashion while also holding Chelsea to a draw over the Christmas period.
With a core including the likes of Davy Propper, Lewis Dunk and Pascal Gross also as exciting young talents like Neal Maupay and Aaron Connolly,
there’s enough during this team to suggest that they’re capable of avoiding the drop this season.
That said, Potter must be aware of the club’s poor away form – just two wins from 10 outings –
and can view Saturday’s game, against hit or miss Everton side, as a superb chance to impress on the road.
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Everton vs Brighton Team News
For Everton, Andre Gomes remains the club’s only long-term absentee after breaking his ankle against Spurs in November.
Alex Iwobi and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are both nearing returns to action following respective thigh issues,
although this game comes timely for the pair.
Glenn Murray and Solly March could return for Brighton before this game,
although Dan Burn and Jose Izquierdo aren’t expected to return back until next month.
Leon Balogun, who features a thigh injury, is that the club’s only long-term absentee, with no timescale yet available on when he may return.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is predicted to rotate his squad following the FA Cup defeat against Liverpool.
Alex Iwobi remains out, while Andre Gomes and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are the sole other absentees.
Brighton defender Dan Burn faces two months on the sidelines after sustaining a broken collarbone, but Glenn Murray returns after a knock.
Aaron Mooy faces a fitness test, while Solly March is out there after eight games out.
Everton vs Brighton Line Up
Everton possible starting lineup:
Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Holgate; Sidibe, Schneiderlin, Delph, Digne; Walcott, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup:
Ryan; Montoya, Webster, Dunk, Burn; Propper, Alzate, Gross, Mooy; Connolly, Maupay
Everton vs Brighton Head-to-head
The home side has never lost in five Premier League meetings (W4, D1).
The Toffees have won both games at Goodison Park.
Brighton are winless at Goodison Park altogether competitions, drawing twice and losing five times.
How To Watch Everton vs Brighton
TV channel: The match will not be televised in the UK due to TV blackout restrictions regarding 3pm kick-offs.
Live stream: We will be bringing you all the action via our rolling match blog with Jack Rosser at Stamford Bridge.
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