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Everton 4-2 Brighton - Saturday 3rd October, 2020

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Head to Head Record
Everton - 8
Draws - 5
Brighton - 4

Last Meeting
11/01/2020 - Everton 1-0 Brighton

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Brighton have been impressive so far, despite two losses. They do concede easily though so Everton should get some joy there, win this and it's setup for an actually decent Liverpool derby.

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Brighton have looked decent against Chelsea and Man Utd. Hopefully not so strong on the road. I do fancy us to get the 3 points here. Our front three are on fire and I don't think we'll give away too much at the back.

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9 minutes ago, RandoEFC said:

Brighton have looked decent against Chelsea and Man Utd. Hopefully not so strong on the road. I do fancy us to get the 3 points here. Our front three are on fire and I don't think we'll give away too much at the back.

Allan could be a big miss? Richarlison facing a late test too apparently

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4 minutes ago, LFCMike said:

Allan could be a big miss? Richarlison facing a late test too apparently

Yeah I wouldn't risk Allan, I think it was a groin strain. We'll be alright though, should get away with Delph, Doucoure, Gomes. Richarlison looked like an impact injury so he'll probably be fine but if not then Gordon, Bernard and Iwobi have all impressed in Carabao Cup fixtures enough that we should be able to put them in on the left and not worry about them.

Even over the past few seasons of being average at best we've generally managed to dispatch fixtures like this so I don't think losing a couple of players will kill us.

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19 minutes ago, RandoEFC said:

Yeah I wouldn't risk Allan, I think it was a groin strain. We'll be alright though, should get away with Delph, Doucoure, Gomes. Richarlison looked like an impact injury so he'll probably be fine but if not then Gordon, Bernard and Iwobi have all impressed in Carabao Cup fixtures enough that we should be able to put them in on the left and not worry about them.

Even over the past few seasons of being average at best we've generally managed to dispatch fixtures like this so I don't think losing a couple of players will kill us.

Gomes is out too I think

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23 minutes ago, LFCMike said:

Gomes is out too I think

I hadn't heard anything, understand that he was rested on Wednesday. If not then we just put Sigurdsson in who has also looked decent when he's played this season.

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11 minutes ago, RandoEFC said:

I hadn't heard anything, understand that he was rested on Wednesday. If not then we just put Sigurdsson in who has also looked decent when he's played this season.

Downside of having Paul Joyce Twitter notifications for breaking LFC news is I also get some Everton tooxD

 

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I forgot about Kenny. Really nasty ankle roll by the looks of it on Wednesday. International break coming at a good time for us!

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This man just cannot stop scoring. Good goal by Dominic.

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2 minutes ago, Mel81x said:

This man just cannot stop scoring. Good goal by Dominic.

Got the magic touch right now... 

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And Maupay strikes again too. He's such a hardworking striker but it was helped by Pickford.

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And Everton are back up again. I don't get how the defense have just let that ball float in the way they have.

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Back to Pickford though, where does it end? I think most at Everton still remember his first 18 months or so where he was very good, but since that howler at Anfield which was about 18 months ago he hasn't been consistent and he just gave Brighton a goal having not had a save to make all game.

Lossl is our second goalkeeper, hasn't played a minute for us in the Premier League. I know he came in under Silva not Ancelotti, but if he's not even good enough to give a run of games to when Pickford has been struggling like he has, what was the point?

It's not about Lossl being a better goalkeeper than Pickford or being one that we can rely on to get us into the top six, it's about breaking the cycle for Pickford by giving him a few weeks out of the team to try and get his shit together. Giving him the vote of confidence and letting himself play his way back into form has been tried, it was a valid strategy but we've given it long enough and it hasn't worked. It's time to try something else. If Lossl isn't even good enough to babysit the goal for half a dozen games then surely you can find another goalkeeper who is.

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We've been dying to concede that 2nd goal to the extent that Walcott literally just watched him chest that down and bury it. Bit pissed that Walcott has come on instead of Gordon to be honest.

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Some very good performances out there again anyway. Good time for the international break though for us, it was all very makeshift at the end. Now got Coleman, Kenny, Holgate, Gomes, Gbamin, Allan, Richarlison and Kean all in the treatment room to various extents.

Shame that the title deciding derby has to be played in an empty Goodison.

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Everton have got to be thinking along the lines of whether Pickford could cost them a European place now, or even a Cup. Teams aiming for the top are ruthless with their goalkeepers, Man City, Liverpool and now possibly Chelsea, all got rid and improved between the sticks which led to trophies for the former and we'll see with Chelsea. They are getting away with it at the moment because they're playing so well but it won't always be that way.

It's not like this is just a bad patch, it's been going on for 18 months as Rando says. He could come out of the team and then improve but they need another keeper he could clearly be number 1 for good.

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These international breaks tend to cause more problems than help teams really. 

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Very early days I know but Everton are starting to smell like that Leicester team from a few seasons ago.

You keep thinking they will drop the ball or shoot themselves in the foot but they don't and not only that, they are sweeping teams away too. If they can get to say 10 games having only lost once, they could really be a serious dark horse for Champions League. Bizarre.

When Richarlison went off, I did think this could turn now, especially when Brighton equalised but it's made no odds, they have still come out on top. That's a great sign of a team full of confidence.

When you're winning game after game, there is just a switch inside players that makes them believe more. The fact they have had a few wins in the League Cup has really aided this run too.

Calvert Lewin for example, can do no wrong, he's looking nothing like the player during the post covid end to the season, whilst Rodriguez is looking reborn.

It's all very un-Everton like but fair play to them.

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