Three reasons Everton’s miserable run will continue with defeat at Brighton

Everton will look to bounce back from their disappointing 1-0 home defeat against Burnley last time out when they face newly-promoted Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on Sunday.

Despite being one of the Premier League’s big spenders during the summer, the Toffees have won just two of their opening seven top flight fixtures – suffering heavy defeats against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United – this season.

Having also taken just one point from six available in the Europa League group stages, the pressure is beginning to build on manager Ronald Koeman, who will be cursing the fact the club didn’t bring in a direct Romelu Lukaku replacement during the transfer window, and he could be in huge trouble if his side slip up again on the south coast.

Meanwhile, the Seagulls are currently above their Merseyside opponents on goal difference, although they were also beaten a fortnight ago with a 2-0 reverse against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Nevertheless they will be confident of picking up a positive result back on their own patch.

Here are three reasons Everton’s miserable run will continue with defeat at the Amex, leaving Toffees fans frustrated once again…