The international break is well and truly behind us. Now, it’s back to the Premier League. Next up for Everton is a trip to play top flight new boys, Brighton and Hove Albion, who entered the weekend in 14th place in the league, two spots about the Toffees.
The Seagulls have had an uneven beginning to the campaign. They lost last time out against Arsenal 2-0, but had preceded that with a 1-0 win over Newcastle. That said, they have had a kind fixture list to begin the year. Although Everton are a much more expensive side, Albion will be expecting a draw.
Will Ronald Koeman prove that he has learned something in the last two weeks? Will Wayne Rooney return to the starting lineup? Will he use actual wingers? Or will things stay the same? If so, the Blues could be looking for a new gaffer by the end of the month, maybe sooner.
Date and start time: Sunday, October 15th at 5:30 a.m. PT / 8:30 a.m ET / 4:30 p.m. BST
Stadium: The American Express Community Stadium, Sussex, England
Weather: 65°F/18°C, rainy, 3% chance of rain, 10 mph winds
How to Watch/Listen
TV: NBCSN - United States; none - United Kingdom
Radio: Everton Match Centre, SiriusXM FC
Live stream: NBC Sports Live Extra, EvertonTV, fuboTV
Gamethread: Comments section below starting one hour before game time
Starting XI - Pickford, Baines, Keane, Jagielka (c), Holgate, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, Vlasic, Rooney
Bench - Stekelenburg, Williams, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies
Brighton and Hove Albion
Starting XI - Ryan, Bruno (c), Dunk, Duffy, Suttner, Knockaert, Stepehens, Propper, March, Gross, Murray
Bench - Krul. Bong, Huenemeier, Izquierdo, Schelotto, Brown, Molumby