VENUE: The American Express Community Stadium
Brighton welcomes Everton at The American Express Community Stadium in match day eight of the English premier league both sides keen to bag the maximum points up for grabs.
Brighton would be targeting to bounce back from their 2-0 defeat to Arsenal in last premier league outing before the international break with a home win to appease their demanding supporters.
The premier league new comers have struggled for form off late managing only two wins while they have suffered three defeats in their last five matches and their manager Chris Houghton would be keen to see his side get back to winning ways to avoid a late relegation dog fight.
The hosts currently lie fourteenth in the premier league table with seven points from seven matches and a win in this could see them climb three positions up depending on other results.
Everton travel to Falmer city targeting nothing less but three points going up against unpredictable Brighton side.
The Merseyside club would be keen to get over their 1-0 painful home loss to Burnley in their last match with a win on the road.
Ronald Koeman charges have been far from convincing this term and they only managed two wins, two defeats and one draw in their last five matches.
The toffees currently lie a distant sixteenth tied on seven points with their Sunday rivals from seven matches and any slip up could see them drop to the relegation zone while a win will see them leapfrog their hosts who have a superior goal difference over them.
The visitors would again count on the former Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney who returned to his boyhood club to find the goals upfront and end their woes this season after a series of unconvincing performances.
Brighton will be without Steve Sidwell, Sam Baldlock, Biram Kayal due to injuries and Tomer Hemed due to suspension.
Everton will miss the services of Yannick Bolasie, Ramiro Mori, Seamus Coleman, Ross Barkley, James McCarthy all due to niggling injuries.
Everton has won two of last five matches between the two sides while Brighton has managed one win and two draws have been registered in the other two matches.
Brighton probable line-up- Ryan, Saltor, Dunk, Suttner, Duffy, Stephens, Grob, Propper, Knockaert, Murray, Brown
Everton probable line-up- Pickford, Baines, Williams, Martina, Keane, Schnderlin, Davies, Gueye, Sigurdsson, Niasse, Rooney