Sam Allardyce will be without the suspended Ashley Williams for the home encounter against Brighton & Hove Albion. So either Phil Jagielka or Mason Holgate should partner Michael Keane in central defence, though Ramiro Funes Mori is also back in contention. Seamus Coleman returned at right-back for last weekend’s 2-1 defeat to Burnley, and should keep his starting spot, while Leighton Baines was back on the bench at Turf Moor and could replace Cuco Martina at left-back against the Seagulls. Wayne Rooney is expected to be handed a recall in central midfield, with Morgan Schneiderlin another option in the middle of the park. If Big Sam opts for a 4-1-4-1 system, Gylfi Sigurdsson may move out to the left wing, seeing Dominic Calvert-Lewin drop to the bench. Yannick Bolasie provides another option out wide for the Toffees. Cenk Tosun was recalled against Burnley and, after scoring his first Premier League goal, is set to get the nod over Oumar Niasse once more. Eliaquim Mangala and James McCarthy are both long-term absentees.
Coleman – Keane – Jagielka – Baines
Walcott – Rooney – Davies – Sigurdsson