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Brighton & Hove Albion v Everton

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26 Dec 2018
Marco Silva, Everton

Brighton & Hove Albion are searching for their first win in five PL matches, while Everton defeated Burnley on Boxing for their first victory in six.

Team news

Brighton defender Lewis Dunk is available for selection again after suspension.

Midfielders Jose Izquierdo (knee) and Alireza Jahanbakhsh (thigh) sidelined, while goalkeeper Mat Ryan is away on international duty at the Asian Cup.

Everton forward Ademola Lookman (ankle) has returned to training and could make the squad while James McCarthy is ready to play.

Did you know?

Brighton have won only one of their last 11 league matches against Everton, drawing four and losing six. The last time they won was in February 1982.

Everton have lost only one of their five previous top-flight away matches against Brighton (W2 D2).

Everton are without a win in each of their last seven PL away matches against south-coast teams since a 3-0 victory against Southampton in August 2015.

Match officials

Referee: Andy Madley
Assistants:
Simon Long, Mick McDonough
Fourth official:
Andre Marriner

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