It is the eve of another Everton match against an opponent that, on paper, the Blues should be able to handle and get a point from, at least. Unfortunately, recent events indicate that their match-up with Brighton & Hove Albion this weekend will be anything but a walk in the park.
After hosting Brighton on Saturday, things get a lot tougher for Everton. Next week they head to Stoke City, a team fighting relegation, for what is always a difficult away fixture. Following the international break, the Toffees will host Manchester City and Liverpool in back-to-back weeks. It’s not unreasonable to think that Everton comes up with zero of a possible nine points in those three games.
For the sake of our sanity as fans, Everton need points against BHA tomorrow. One would be better than nothing, but three would be sublime.
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Friday’s Toffee Bites
Steven Pienaar didn't initially want to move to Everton - ESPN
Steven Pienaar's transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Everton in 2007 was a defining moment in his career, but he resisted the move at the time.
‘I can’t continue to lose games at Everton,’ says Sam Allardyce - The Guardian
Sam Allardyce has accepted his position has come under pressure following a bad run of results.
Boss Says Clinical Edge Is Vital For Brighton Success - EvertonFC.com
Sam Allardyce says Everton must be “clinical and resilient” in order to secure victory over “dangerous” Brighton & Hove Albion at Goodison Park on Saturday.
Everton news: Sam Allardyce admits he's facing the sack - Daily Star
Sam Allardyce admits he’ll be sacked if Everton keep losing.
Georginio Wijnaldum claims 'Everton aren't competition for us' - Daily Mail Online
Georginio Wijnaldum believes Liverpool will be facing their biggest rival in the shape of Manchester United this weekend, and has dismissed comparisons with Everton.
Latest injury setback ends torrid season, What next for Tyias Browning? - The Boot Room
The 23-year-old defender has had a season to forget at Sunderland.
What and How to Watch
La Liga: Girona vs Deportivo La Coruna, 3 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Serie A: Roma vs Torino, 2:45 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Ligue 1: Strasbourg vs Monaco, 2:45 p.m. ET, fuboTV
MLB: Pirates at Phillies, 1:05 p.m. ET, MLBN
NBA: Wizards at Pelicans, 8 p.m. ET, NBA TV
Cavaliers at Clippers, 10:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV