Marco Silva bought himself some much-needed time after last weekend’s 2-0 triumph over West Ham, now the Blues need to build upon it and pick up their first ever three points at the Amex Stadium.
Everton may have only played against Brighton away from home twice since their stadium opened in 2008, but the Toffees’ record already doesn’t look too good.
The sides played out a 1-1 draw two seasons ago before the Seagulls took all three points last time out thanks to a Jurgen Locadia strike.
Graham Potter’s side have proved to be an inconsistent outfit so far this campaign, after nine outings they have won two, drew three and lost four.
Their impressive 3-0 victory over Spurs before the international break was their first win at home in six months, since a 1-0 win against Huddersfield at the Amex in March.
But Everton are yet to win away from home in the league this season, a record that needs changing if the Blues are to achieve anything at all this term.
So far Brighton have scored more and conceded less than this weekend’s visitors, but still sit a point and a place behind the Toffees prior to kick off.
An Everton win could see them rise as high as seventh if results elsewhere go in their favour.
One to watch
Neal Maupay could prove to be a tricky customer come Saturday afternoon.
The Frenchman has netted three times in eight outings since his £20 million move from Brentford in the summer and will be eager to add to his tally, especially if Yerry Mina does in fact miss out for Everton.
Maupay’s pace and athleticism will mean a potential pairing of Michael Keane and Mason Holgate will have to be on top form to stop him.
The home side will be without Aaron Mooy, Jose Izquierdo and Bernardo.
The visitors have a selection headache on their hands, with Morgan Schneiderlin and Fabian Delph returning to fitness.
Mina is a doubt.
Jean-Philippe Gbamin is still out.
Seamus Coleman is available for selection once more after serving a ban.
Man in the middle
Andy Madley will have the whistle for this one. In six games this season he has shown 20 yellow cards and one red.