X

Saturday 19
January

Everton

Everton sweating over Lookman fitness

28th December 2018, 11:05 by Chris Rivers

Everton boss Marco Silva looks set to be without Ademola Lookman for the clash at Brighton but does have James McCarthy available.

The Toffees head to the south coast on Saturday looking to back up the 5-1 Boxing Day thrashing of Burnley with another assured away performance.

However, they look set to make the trip without Lookman again, the midfielder having taken part in light training this week but failing to re-join the rest of the squad ahead of the clash with the Brighton.

Meanwhile, McCarthy could be involved for the first time this season with Silva saying he is "ready" to play if called upon after nearly a year on the sidelines with a broken leg.

The Portuguese has also dismissed any fears over the fitness of Andre Gomes after he left Wednesday's win at Burnley early, insisting the Portuguese midfielder should be involved.

Having responded well to the 6-2 mauling at the hands of Tottenham by hammering Burnley, Silva is expecting another good showing from his team for what he expects to be a tough match up against a Brighton side who have become synonymous with being difficult to beat at the Amex Stadium.

"It is always difficult to play there and it will be tough for us," said Silva. "We go there with the big ambition to take the three points. We respect them.

"We know they get many points at home. They are different home and away but we need to play our football and be aware of their quality. They have good quality but we need to believe in ourselves."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Chris Rivers is an experienced reporter who closely follows both Arsenal and Wales Rugby Union team. As well as in-depth football and rugby knowledge, Chris is an avid American Football, Formula One and boxing fan.

More Everton

Everton

Jagielka only Everton absentee for Saints game

18th January 2019, 11:22

Everton skipper Phil Jagielka will be missing for Saturday's clash with Southampton after picking up an injury in training.

Everton

Financial restrictions to limited Silva spending

18th January 2019, 07:39

Everton boss Marco Silva has conceded there will be more departures than arrivals this month due to the club's current finances.

Everton

Midfielder set for move

17th January 2019, 11:13

James McCarthy has been linked with a move away from Everton as Celtic are said to be keen to land him.

Everton

Sigurdsson offers Silva backing

17th January 2019, 07:54

Gylfi Sigurdsson has backed boss Marco Silva and says he must be given time to succeed at Everton.

Everton

Striker set for medical after Bluebirds get agreement

16th January 2019, 19:24

Cardiff City have agreed a loan deal for Everton striker Oumar Niasse until the end of the season.

Everton

Everton eye Brazilian star

16th January 2019, 08:23

Brazilian defender Eder Militao is on Everton's wanted list but they will have to pay big money to land him.

Recent Sport Headlines

Cardiff City

Sala finalises Cardiff switch

19th January 2019, 19:53

Cardiff City have signed Nantes forward Emiliano Sala for an undisclosed club-record fee.

Tottenham Hotspur

Alli set for new role - Pochettino

19th January 2019, 19:20

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has announced that Dele Alli could play in a false nine role against Fulham on Sunday afternoon.

Rugby Union

Home quarter for Sarries after Warriors' scalp

19th January 2019, 19:08

Saracens beat a dogged Glasgow 38-19 at Allianz Park and will now play their Champions Cup quarter-final on home soil.

Cricket

Hafeez shines in Pakistan ODI triumph

19th January 2019, 18:59

Mohammad Hafeez hit an excellent unbeaten 71 as Pakistan beat South Africa by five wickets to win the first one-day international.

Leicester City

Puel disappointed with Leicester

19th January 2019, 18:50

Leicester City manager Claude Puel insists his side were naive after they lost 4-3 to Wolves at Molineux on Saturday.

West Ham United

Wilson not on our radar - Pellegrini

19th January 2019, 18:30

West Ham United coach Manuel Pellegrini has played down reports that claim the club are looking to sign Bournemouth's Callum Wilson.

Formula 1

Ferrari academy spot for young Schumacher

19th January 2019, 18:28

Mick Schumacher has followed his father to Ferrari after it was confirmed he is now part of the driver academy at the Italian team.

Watford

Min-jae linked with Watford move

19th January 2019, 18:27

Watford are looking to sign Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC's Kim Min-jae, the South Korean club has confirmed.