Brighton and Hove Albion vs Everton preview: How to watch, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Brighton & Hove Albion look to maintain their unbeaten start to the season when they welcome Everton to the AMEX Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Seagulls have started their Premier League campaign with consecutive victories over Burnley and Watford. They advanced to the third round of the Carabao Cup following a 2-0 win against Cardiff City.

Everton defeated Southampton on opening day followed by an exciting 2-2 draw at Leeds United. The Toffees knocked out EFL Championship side Huddersfield Town in their second-round Carabao Cup tie.

Team news

Neal Maupay trained with the rest of the Brighton squad following a shoulder injury suffered in the win over Watford with manager Graham Potter indicating he will decide on the striker's status closer to kick-off. 

Danny Welbeck will also be assessed during that period, but only feature on the bench while the Seagulls boss also stated that Enock Mwepu has an outside chance of being involved on Saturday. Dan Burn (knee), Tariq Lamptey (thigh), Kjell Scherpen (ankle ligaments) and Joel Veltman (unspecified) all remain out.

The Toffees will be without Moise Kean, who is suspended after picking up a red card in the victory over Huddersfield. Fabian Delph has a shoulder injury and is unavailable. Alex Iwobi picked up a knock on Tuesday and will be assessed while Ben Godfrey is out of self-isolation and will be evaluated. 

Predicted lineups

Brighton & Hove Albion: Sanchez; Webster, Duffy, Dunk, March; Groß, Lallana, Bissouma, Mac Allister; Trossard, Connolly

Everton: Pickford; Digne, Keane, Holgate, Coleman; Doucouré, Allan; Richarlison, Gray, Townsend; Calvert-Lewin

Ones to watch

Yves Bissouma showed why so many bigger Premier League teams were courting his services. The Malian dominated the game from the center of the pitch from start to finish and set up Brighton's second goal with his high press.

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored 16 times in 33 league appearances last season and he's struck in each of Everton's first two matches in this campaign. He's been capped by England 11 times and was named the Toffees Player of The Season in 2020/21.

Previous meetings

Everton are unbeaten in their last three matches against Brighton, having not lost to the Seagulls since October of 2019. Potter's men have never lost at home to the Toffees in four all-time meetings.

The last contest was in April when the two teams played out a dull 0-0 draw. Calvert-Lewin missed out due to injury while Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez wasn't called on to make a save until the 71st minute.

Brighton pushed for a winner late on but Maupay lashed an effort over from ten yards and Lewis Dunk had a header tipped over the bar that was just two of the Seagulls' 23 total attempts.

How to watch

Unless you're in attendance at the AMEX Stadium, you cannot watch the game live in the UK tomorrow.

Kick-off is set for 15:00 BST.

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