Everton will be looking to maintain their unbeaten record this season as they travel to Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday.

Everton have enjoyed their best start to a Premier League campaign in 7 years, winning four of their opening 5 matches.

The last time Everton won all four of their opening top flight matches was in 1969-70, a season they went on to win the title.

Although they didn’t win last time out in the Merseyside Derby against Liverpool, they still remain unbeaten in the league and are hoping to win a 4th away game on the spin for the first time since the mid-eighties.

Southampton meanwhile are one of a cluster of sides on 7 points, following a mixed start to their Premier League campaign.

Confidence can be taken by the way Saints salvaged a late draw at Chelsea last time out, with a 90th minute equaliser from Jannik Vestergaard securing a point.

In terms of team news, Everton gaffer Carlo Ancelotti initially claimed that playmaker James Rodriguez would miss the game but has since backtracked on those comments.

The Colombian has been a revelation at Goodison Park since his arrival and he would be a big miss for the Toffees should he be absent.

Richarlison is suspended for Everton after his red card for a challenge on Thiago Alacantara versus Liverpool last week, with Alex Iwobi looking poised to replace the Brazilian.

Seamus Coleman picked up a knock in the derby so Ben Godfrey will start his first game for the club in his place, as confirmed by Ancelotti.

Jarrad Branthwaite, Mason Holgate, Cenk Tosun, Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Jonjoe Kenny all remain out.

Southampton will be without Theo Walcott against Everton as the winger is ineligible to face his parent club. Moussa Djenepo will also miss out due to injury.

Stuart Armstrong is expected to return after quarantine, but Mohammed Salisu and Yan Valery are major doubts to feature.

Southampton v Everton is a 2pm kick off on Sunday 25th October.

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