home team
Richarlison (26', 77') Coleman (50')
3
Dunk (33')
1
away team
Richarlison (26', 77') Coleman (50')
Dunk (33')
Saturday 03 November 2018, 15:00 Goodison Park
TEAM NEWS

Phil Jagielka and Jonjoe Kenny are unavailable for this weekend with minor knocks, although both defenders are set to return to training next week. Other than the duo, Marco Silva has a full squad to choose from as Everton aim to secure a third top-flight home victory on the spin.

Brighton are without German playmaker Pascal Gross, who remains sidelined with an ankle problem. A foot injury has also ruled Dutch midfielder Davy Propper out of the game at Goodison Park. 

TEAM FORM

Past five Premier League matches:

Everton
Manchester United (a): Lost 2-1
Crystal Palace (h): Won 2-0
Leicester City (a): Won 2-1
Fulham (h): Won 3-0
Arsenal (a): Lost 2-0

Brighton & Hove Albion
Wolverhampton Wanderers (h): Won 1-0
Newcastle United (a): Won 1-0
West Ham United (h): Won 1-0
Manchester City (a): Lost 2-0
Tottenham Hotspur (h): Lost 2-1

STATS, FACTS AND MILESTONES

Everton have never lost a home game on 3 November, having won four and drawn five of their fixtures on this date.

The Blues have also never lost at home to Brighton – winning four and drawing two of the sides’ meetings at Goodison Park. 

If Seamus Coleman features it will be his 225th top-flight game for the Club. This will put him joint-56th on our all-time league appearance list, level with Billy Cook, Dave Hickson and Johnny Holt.

If the in-form Gylfi Sigurdsson scores again it will be his 10th Premier League goal for Everton. This is the same number reached by Daniel Amokachi, Stuart Barlow, Peter Beardsley and Don Hutchison.

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A goal for any Everton player will make it the 10th successive home game in which the Blues have hit the back of the net. 

With his penalty stop against Manchester United last weekend, Jordan Pickford became the first Everton keeper ever to save spot-kicks in successive matches. If he makes another penalty save against Brighton, he will become only the seventh Toffees goalkeeper to save five or more for the Club. Ted Sagar leads the way on that front – he saved 14 penalties for Everton, three more than Neville Southall.

Everton are unbeaten in their past 10 Premier League games played on a Saturday.

PLAYER STATISTICS

Everton

Top goalscorers
1. Gylfi Sigurdsson: 6
2. Richarlison/Dominic Calvert-Lewin: 4
3. Cenk Tosun: 3

Most shots
1. Gylfi Sigurdsson: 25
2. Cenk Tosun/Richarlison: 18
4. Michael Keane: 16

Most tackles
1. Idrissa Gana Gueye: 49 (1st in PL)
2. Seamus Coleman: 18
3. Lucas Digne: 16

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Brighton & Hove Albion

Top goalscorers

1. Glenn Murray: 6
2. Shane Duffy: 4
3: Pascal Gross/Beram Kayal/Anthony Knockaert: 1

Most shots
1. Anthony Knockaert: 15
2. Glenn Murray: 14
3. Solly March: 10

Most tackles
1. Dale Stephens: 24
2. Anthony Knockaert/Davy Propper: 17
4: Martin Montoya: 8

ONE TO WATCH: Alireza Jahanbakhsh

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The Iranian winger joined Brighton from AZ Alkmaar for a club-record transfer fee in the summer. Pacey, skilful and with an eye for goal, Jahanbakhsh was the top goalscorer in the Eredivisie in 2017-18, having netted 21 goals. He also chipped in with 12 assists as Alkmaar finished third in the table.

Brighton boss Chris Hughton admitted the 25-year-old “had a period of adjustment” after moving to the Seagulls but has backed him to have a big impact in the Premier League.  

"Alireza is an exciting prospect,” he added. “He is versatile and increases our attacking options.”

MAN IN THE MIDDLE: David Coote

Premier League games refereed this season: 2
Yellow cards issued: 6
Red cards issued: 0