Everton take on Brighton and Hove Albion this evening needing victory to reignite their European push.

Carlo Ancelotti has watched his side take one point from their previous three Premier League matches following the 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace last week.

With West Ham United, Chelsea and Liverpool all winning over the weekend, maximum points would keep Everton in touching distance of the European places with a game in hand.

Everton are without Jordan Pickford, Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph and Abdoulaye Doucoure for the trip to the Amex but Allan could return.

Jean-Philippe Gbamin, however, will be missing once again after latest excruciatingly unfortunate setback.

Adam Jones and Sam Carroll are at the American Express Community Stadium to provide live build-up, analysis, goal alerts and reaction.

You can send your thoughts to @Adam_Jones94 and @SamCarroll0.

Missing midfield

This tweet pretty much underlines the difficulties Carlo Ancelotti has been grappling with recently - and especially tonight.

South coast travel sickness

Everton have a curiously diverse record against Brighton.

The Blues have never lost at home to The Seagulls - and have won their last four.

But it's a different matter on the south coast.

Everton have lost their last two, needed a late Wayne Rooney penalty to grab a point in 2017 and haven't won at Brighton since the home team played at the Goldstone Ground, when Kevin Sheedy scored twice in a memorable match in 1983 - made memorable because of typical refereeing shenanigans by a certain misguided miscreant from Treorchy.

Yeah, him.

Details are all here:

A Bright-on breezy welcome!

Hello, good evening - and welcome, as another David used to say.

And while there may still be the odd frost in the mornings (*groan, Ed) this will be an upbeat blog. We hope.

The sun is shining, non-essential shops are open again (yes people really did queue that long to get into Primark) and you can now have a socially distanced pint outside a pub.

Hopefully the Blues are going to join in with the feelgood factor by getting the win tonight which will revive European qualification hopes which have definitely flagged in recent weeks.

And to continue with the positivity ... look at this league table which Everton proudly lord it at the top of.