Everton could not possibly be catching Brighton & Hove Albion at a worse time. The Seagulls have not lost a game in any competition since January 20th against Chelsea. Since then, they have taken 11 points from five Premier League games and advanced to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup.
On the other hand, Everton are circling the drain for what seems like the millionth time this season. Their last win came against Crystal Palace in mid-February. Since then, they have lost to Watford and Burnley. With no other competitions to play for, the Premier League is the club’s only focus. It’s not going great.
These two teams last met back in October in one of Ronald Koeman’s final games in charge. They drew 1-1, but only because of a 90th minute penalty kick from Wayne Rooney. It was an even match in which Everton probably deserved the point that they got, but it was disappointing display. Today, they meet again...
Date and start time: Saturday, March 10th at 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m ET / 5 p.m. BST
Weather: 52°F/11°C, cloudy, 16% chance of precipitation, 9 mph winds
How to Watch/Listen
TV: none - United States; none - United Kingdom
Radio: Everton Match Centre, TalkSport 2 Radio World
Live stream: NBC Sports Gold
Gamethread: Comments section below starting one hour before game time
Starting XI: Pickford; Baines, Jagielka, Keane, Coleman; Davies, Rooney; Bolasie, Sigurdsson, Walcott; Tosun
Subs: Robles, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Baningime, Calvert-Lewin, Niasse
Brighton & Hove Albion
Starting XI: Ryan, Schelotto, Duffy, Dunk, Bong, Knockaert, Kayal, Propper, Izquierdo, Gross, Murray
Subs: Krul, Bruno, Goldson, Suttner, March, Ulloa, Locadia