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Match Preview: Bissouma could be back in the fold at Everton

Seagulls travel to Goodison Park looking to register back-to-back away league wins.

By Alex Stedman • 01 October 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Yves Bissouma in action against Chelsea at the Amex.

Albion return to Premier League action this weekend when they travel to Everton at Goodison Park.

A dramatic encounter last Saturday saw Manchester United run out 3-2 victors at the Amex Stadium thanks to a penalty from Bruno Fernandes with the last kick of the game.

Neal Maupay and Solly March were on target, with Albion hitting the woodwork a record breaking five times.

This weekend’s opponents have begun the new season strongly under Carlo Ancelotti.

The Italian has guided the Toffees to six wins from as many matches in all competitions. Their latest league game was a 2-1 away success against Crystal Palace last Saturday thanks to goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison. 

Saturday afternoon’s game will be shown live on BT Sport, kick-off 3.00pm. 

Team news... 

Graham Potter confirmed that a decision will be made on Alireza Jahanbakhsh ahead of the game when he spoke to the media on Thursday.

The contest on Merseyside will come too soon for Dutch midfielder Davy Propper.

Yves Bissouma will be available for selection after the midfielder completed a three-game suspension following his red card away to Newcastle United. 

There are no other injury concerns for the Albion boss. 

Our last league fixture…

Albion 2
Maupay (40)
March (90)

Manchester Utd 3
Dunk OG (43)
Rashford (55)
Fernandes (90) 

Albion line-up: Ryan (GJK); Lamptey, White, Dunk, Webster, March; Alzate, Lallana (Gross 74); Connolly (Jahanbakhsh 74), Maupay, Trossard.

Subs not used: Steele (GK), Burn, Bernardo, Veltman, Molumby.

Their last league fixture…

Crystal Palace 1
Kouyate (26)

Everton 2
Calvert-Lewin (10)
Richarlison (40) 

Everton line-up: Pickford (GK); Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne; Allan, Doucoure, Gomes (Sigurdsson 76), Rodriguez (Iwobi 86); Richarlison (Davies 89), Calvert-Lewin.

Subs not used: Lossl (GK), Kenny, Bernard, Kean.

The Everton player to watch…

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is in fine form so far this season and has netted eight times in five matches.

The forward scored the only goal of the game as Everton won at Tottenham Hotspur on the opening day of the season, before grabbing a hat-trick in the 5-2 home victory over West Bromwich Albion six days later.

Another goal in the win at Crystal Palace last Saturday and three more in the Carabao Cup against West Ham United on Wednesday night have earned him a place in Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad that was announced on Thursday.

Match officials…

Referee: Simon Hooper. Assistants: Derek Eaton, Scott Ledger. Fourth official: Jonathan Moss. 

VAR: Kevin Friend. Assistant VAR: Simon Beck.


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