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Brighton v Everton

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11 Oct 2017
Ronald Koeman, Everton

Davy Propper (thigh) and Glenn Murray (ankle) have been passed fit for Brighton & Hove Albion.

Striker Tomer Hemed serves the second of a three-match suspension. Steve Sidwell (back) is out and Beram Kayal and Sam Baldock are not yet match fit.

Ronald Koeman says some of his Everton players have knocks, while James McCarthy is training but is not yet fully fit.

Seamus Coleman (leg), Ross Barkley (thigh), Ramiro Funes Mori and Yannick Bolasie (both knee) are long-term absentees.

Did you know?

Everton have lost only one of their last 19 Premier League matches against newly-promoted teams (W10 D8 L1).

Ronald Koeman has won only 18.2% of his PL away matches as Everton manager (P22 W4 D7 L11).

Chris Hughton has lost only one of his five previous matches against Everton as a manager (W2 D2 L1).

Pascall Gross has covered the third-most distance in the PL this season (82.1km) and has scored or assisted four of Brighton's five goals. 

What the managers say

Chris Hughton: “They’ll be desperate to get a result away from home and that will, if anything, make them more dangerous."

See: Hughton on Everton and injuries

Ronald Koeman: "Brighton is a tough test for us. We have analysed them and they have had two wins from their last two home games so we know they will be confident."

See: McCarthy close to return

Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistants: Simon Bennett, Stuart Burt
Fourth official: Chris Kavanagh

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