Brighton and Hove Albion will aim to continue their perfect start to the new Premier League season when they host Everton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.
Visitors Everton have seen their start to the new campaign packed with goals after scoring five in their first two fixtures.
Following a 3-1 win over Southampton on the opening day, they were then held to disappointing 2-2 draw away to Leeds who went behind twice during the game.
The Toffees then got back to winning ways on Tuesday night in the Carabao Cup, defeating Huddersfield Town despite going down to 10-men on 59 minutes when Italian striker Moise Kean was dismissed.
Goals from Alex Iwobi and new signing Andros Townsend ensured their progression into the third round despite having a man less.
Meanwhile, Brighton secured a comfortable 2-0 away win in their tie at Cardiff thanks to goals from Jakub Moder and Swiss striker Andi Zekiri which sealed the victory for the Seagulls.
Graham Potter’s side go into their fixture against Everton having equalled their club record of six successive games at the Amex Stadium without defeat following their victory over Watford last week.
The Seagulls may be missing French striker Neil Maupay, who was substituted against Watford due to an ankle knock. The forward has been in fine form with two goals in the league so far, well on his way to beating last season’s return of eight.
Joel Veltman, Tariq Lamptey and Danny Welbeck all remain sidelined for Albion until next month.
For Everton, Rafa Benitez will be without Moise Kean after his red card in the week, while Alex Iwobi will need to be assessed after picking up a knock in the same fixture.
James Rodriguez remains absent following speculation of a move away from Goodison Park, but Ben Godfrey may make his return after he has completed his period of mandatory coronavirus self-isolation.
Brighton vs Everton – kick off at 3pm on Saturday 28th August.