According to Opta Stats, Everton did not score in their first three home games, which hasn’t happened since September 2017.
Forward Hannah Cain, currently out on injury, told the club’s website that she wants to change that:
“More often than not this season we have been solid defensively for the most part. It is about adding those finishing touches and scoring goals.
“I want to help with that. I’m happy playing anywhere in the attack and at wing-back in the system that we play. I have been a winger for most of my life but I started out through the middle.”
The team wants to build upon their impressive draw against WSL champs Chelsea. Starting goalkeeper, Kirstie Levell, said in an Everton.com interview that she was happy with that result against Chelsea:
“Keeping a clean sheet against a side like them is fantastic. They are what you work hard in training for every week. I am proud of the performance from the back five. We made a couple of changes to the team and those players came in and showed why they should be playing. They did a really good job in front of me.
“It is great to see that competition for places. It has not been like that for us in the past but now you have six, seven, even eight players who can play in the defensive positions, especially now we play with wing-backs.”
Brighton is newly brought up into the top tier of the WSL this season and boasts of former England manager, Hope Powell, as their boss. The Seagulls have former Everton midfielder, Jodie Brett, on their roster, who signed with them over the summer.
Everton currently sit in 9th place with one point. Brighton are in 10th place so this is a good opportunity to get three points. The game will be broadcast via the WSL Facebook page.
When: Sun 14th Oct 2pm BST, 9am ET
Where: Merseyrail Community Stadium, PR8 6JZ
Tickets: http://the-fa.com/qTzduD (Adult £5, Concessions £3)
Watch: FAWSL Facebook Live