Everton vs Brighton
With three defeat in their last four matches, Everton return to Premier League action on Saturday as Brighton visit Goodison Park.
Will Brighton score another big win?
Last weekend the Seagulls made a huge statement of intent to stay in the EPL as they beat Arsenal 2-1.
Chris Hughton’s men are one of the form teams in the division right now, as they come into the Everton game on a 7-match unbeaten run. That’ve won three matches on the bounce.
Everton’s triple injury boost
Sam Allardyce has met the press on Thursday before the Brighton game.
In great news for the Toffees, they could welcome back three defenders this weekend.
After respective injury problems, Ramiro Funes Mori, Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines are all available for selection on Saturday.
Everton are without a clean sheet in their last 10 matches.
Sam Allardyce’s Everton future
Another big question heading into the summer at Everton is whether Sam Allardyce will be at the club next season.
Big Sam was appointed to keep Everton in the Premier League. However Everton’s fortunes quickly turned after he got the job, while Allardyce has left fans upset by the club’s style of play during his tenure.
Allardyce was given a contract until the end of next season, yet paper talk in recent days has suggested that Everton could sack him this summer.
When the issue of Allardyce’s Everton future came up, Big Sam confirmed he plans to see out his Everton contract.
Indeed, he made it clear that he joined Everton because of the promise of a project at Goodison Park.
When pushed to devulge more details on his future, Allardyce confirmed he has regular contact with owner Farhad Moshiri, but he said those talks are “confidential.”
Allardyce on talks with Moshiri: "I'm having talks with him but those talks are confidential. We're in a difficult period."
— Phil Kirkbride (@philkecho) March 8, 2018