Everton can end any relegation fears on Sunday with a victory over Brentford at Goodison Park.
If the Toffees win and Leeds lose, Frank Lampard’s side will have done enough to secure a place in the Premier League next season.
The Merseyside club are currently two points above the drop zone after picking up seven from their last three matches, so they are nearly there.
Meanwhile, Brentford are now mathematically safe from relegation, which is incredible given the size of the club.
Thomas Frank has done a very good job, and the Bees have never really been in trouble.
In fact, they could still finish in the top ten, which would be some achievement for the former Championship side.
Everton v Brentford: Date and start time
This Premier League clash will take place on Sunday, May 15.
The match at Goodison Park will kick off at 4:30pm.
Everton v Brentford: TV channel and live stream
This tie will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event with coverage starting at 4pm.
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Everton v Brentford: Team news
The Toffees were without Ben Godfrey and Donny van de Beek against Watford, but Lampard is hopeful both will be involved.
Yerry Mina also missed the 0-0 draw with the Hornets, so the Colombian faces a race against time to prove his fitness. And Fabian Delph has been ruled out after he was withdrawn in midweek.
Meanwhile, Andros Townsend, Tom Davies and Nathan Patterson are out for the season.
The visitors will have a full squad to choose from and don’t have any new injury concerns to worry about, with Sergi Canos now fit.
So, we could see an unchanged team from Frank after the Bees’ 3-0 win over Southampton last weekend.
Everton v Brentford: What has been said?
Everton midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure: “The next game is going to be very tough but everyone is hungry for it and very motivated to fight again.
“Of course, we really look forward to playing in front of our fans, wherever we are. In Goodison we have been very good and I think that’s because of the fans. We see them at the training ground, at Goodison, on the away days… It’s incredible. We want to thank them for the support. We’ve shown every game at Goodison recently that we can beat anybody there.
“Brentford is going to be another tough game but at Goodison we have that confidence and belief that in every game we can take something. We want to show that again.
“I know the fans will be there again on Sunday and, together, we can have a great performance.”
Brentford gaffer Thomas Frank: “I’m expecting high energy, tension and I expect them to come flying at us. I’m really looking forward to that challenge.”
Everton v Brentford: Match stats
- Everton keeper Jordan Pickford is looking to keep consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League for the first time since May 2021, and for the first time at Goodison Park since a run of three in January 2020.
- Brentford have had 15 different goalscorers in the Premier League this season – excluding 1992-93, the only team to have more in their debut campaign in the competition were Bolton Wanderers in 1995-96 (16).
- Since Charlton Athletic beat Aston Villa 4-3 in May 1999, none of the last 18 teams in their debut Premier League campaign have managed to win their final away league game of the season (D6 L12).
- Everton have kept three clean sheets in their last six Premier League games, as many as they had in their previous 23. The Toffees are looking to go four league games unbeaten for the first time since their first four under Rafael Benítez this term.
- Having lost 10 of their previous 11 Premier League games on a Sunday (D1), Everton have won their last two on this day. They beat Chelsea on the 1st and Leicester on the 8th May, but have never won a Premier League game on three consecutive Sundays before.
- Everton have won 10 points from their last four Premier League home games (W3 D1), as many as they had in their previous 11 (W3 D1 L7). Meanwhile, they’ve kept three clean sheets in these four games, as many as in their previous 13 at Goodison Park.
- Brentford are looking to become the first promoted team since West Bromwich Albion in 2010-11 to complete the Premier League double over Everton. The Toffees have won just one of their five games against promoted sides so far this season (D1 L3).
- Everton have lost six of their last nine Premier League home games against promoted sides (W2 D1), as many as they had in their previous 50 such matches (W35 D9). Defeat here would be the third consecutive season the Toffees have lost at home to two of the three promoted sides.
- Brentford won the reverse fixture against Everton 1-0 in November; their only league double against the Toffees came in the first ever campaign the sides met back in 1935-36.
- Everton have won their last four home games against Brentford in all competitions, including a 4-1 victory in the FA Cup this season.
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