Everton vs. Brighton & Hove Albion - Football Match Report

Everton vs. Brighton & Hove Albion - Football Match Report

Everton may have come away from Old Trafford empty handed last week but the Toffees and Brighton are are in good form ahead of their meeting at Goodison Park.

The pair are carrying minor injuries but manager Marco Silva expects both to resume training next week.

'Everything is OK apart from a small problem, nothing special, with Jags and Jonjoe, ' said Silva. "It is a matter of some days and they will be OK to train next week".

Everton's win also brought an end to Brighton's three-match winning streak, but Chris Hughton refused to be too downbeat. We had chances to score more and it was a good and deserved win. To get three wins on the spin is unusual, it's hard enough getting them back to back.

"We were away from home and up against a team that I think will push for the top six", he said.

Everton winger Ademola Lookman is pushing for his first Premier League start of the season.

Brighton ended their long winless run on the road with their 1-0 victory at Newcastle a fortnight ago but now they have to prove they can follow it up against a better-quality side.

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- Brighton have never won away at Everton in any competition, drawing two and losing five of their seven visits.

Zouma has formed a strong central defensive partnership with Michael Keane, while Gomes was the Toffees' standout performer against Manchester United last week.

Brighton have won their last three Premier League games, all by a 1-0 scoreline.

Brighton have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three Premier League games - more than they had in their previous 24 in the competition (2). Glenn Murray scored the lone goal for the Seagulls against Wolves.

Coleman put in an impressive display in Saturday's contest at Goodison Park, and capped off his performance with a well-taken goal five minutes into the second half - his first for Everton since January 2017.

The move was so expertly executed it received a second round of applause from fans when it was replayed on the big screen inside the ground.

"All six of them have been there, so they do for me stand alone". Sam Allardyce knew how to get results but it wasn't always pleasing on the eye.