Everton vs Brentford live stream: How can I watch Premier League game live on TV in UK today?
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Everton welcome Brentford to Goodison Park today chasing another win to boost their Premier League survival hopes.
Frank Lampard has guided the Toffees through a run of just one defeat in six, elevating them out of the drop zone ahead of Sunday’s round of matches.
Leeds host Brighton shortly before kick-off with Burnley at Tottenham in the lunchtime clash, meaning Everton will know what is required of them before their penultimate home game of the campaign gets underway.
Brentford have earned a comfortable spot in mid-table in their Premier League debut season and bounced back from defeat to Manchester United by downing Southampton last time out.
Frank Lampard leads Everton for another pivotal home game with Brentford the visitors at Goodison Park this afternoon.
The Toffees have picked up momentum in recent weeks and now sit outside the relegation zone following a point at already-relegated Watford midweek backed up their win over Chelsea last weekend.
Frank Lampard has settled on a formula and he should stick with it. While the draw at Watford was frustrating, it highlighted the limitations of the Everton squad at this particular time, in this specific scenario. There is potential for much better, but right now it is important to be pragmatic.
But while I would keep the formation that has made Everton so hard to beat in recent weeks, I would slightly freshen things up. Allan is the necessary change, coming in for the injured Fabian Delph. I would then bring in Dominic Calvert-Lewin for Demarai Gray. It would give Everton a mobile targetman, allow Richarlison to slot into his more natural position out wide and provide Lampard with the chance to unleash Gray in the second half when he could be potent.
Maintaining a solid base, gaining a foothold in the game and looking to be more ruthless when chances come - as they will in front of the Goodison crowd - will hopefully be enough to get a result that takes Everton a long way towards safety.
The time has come for Frank Lampard to set-up his Everton side to take the game to an opponent. Despite having had success playing with five at the back in recent weeks, the Blues may benefit from a more attacking approach.
As a result, Lampard should go four at the back with Seamus Coleman on the right, Mason Holgate and Michael Keane in the middle, and Vitaliy Mykolenko on the left. Jordan Pickford will, of course, start in goal.
While in midfield, Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure should start in the middle, with Alex Iwobi in front of them. Anthony Gordon should start on the right, with Richarlison on the left, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin up top.
The Blues, then, must show more than they did in the draw at Watford. There's a strong argument to suggest Lampard should change to a more attacking formation but, personally, I did not feel that was the 'problem' at Vicarage Road. It was more to do with the fact his side did not play with the tempo or the sharpness needed in the final third against opponents who were there for the taking. Brentford, no doubt, will not be, and I can't help but think the manager needs to freshen it up a little bit this afternoon.
Welcome to the Liverpool ECHO's live blog for Everton vs Brentford, which gets under way this afternoon at 4:30pm.
Frank Lampard's side are looking to maintain their three-game unbeaten run and have the opportunity to take a major step towards safety when Thomas Frank's men visit Goodison Park.
The Blues could not find a winning goal at Watford on Wednesday evening, though will fancy their chances of securing three points on home soil.
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Burnley's survival hopes took a major hit at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as Mike Jackson's side suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the hosts.
This loss leaves the Clarets level on points and games played with 18th-placed Leeds United, who are in action this afternoon against Brighton. Everton remain two points clear of Burnley, a gap that can stretched further this afternoon should the Blues get the better of Brentford at Goodison Park.
Burnley have now succumbed to back-to-back losses in the Premier League, failing to make the most of opportunities to put Leeds into an uncomfortable position.
Fireworks were set off outside Brentford's team hotel in the early hours ahead of their clash with Everton later today.
The West London club are set to take on an Everton side desperate to secure Premier League survival. Kick off is at 4.30pm today.
Footage shows fireworks light up the sky outside the Innside Hotel in Liverpool city centre at around 3.30am as the Brentford team slept inside having made the journey up to face Frank Lampard's team at Goodison Park
The video appears to show a single man igniting the fireworks from a grass embankment close to the hotel. This comes after similar scenes prior to Everton's Chelsea clash earlier this month as fireworks were set off outside the Chelsea team's hotel in the early hours of matchday. The Toffees would ultimately go on to secure a vital 1-0 win in that game.
A spokesperson for Brentford FC confirmed fireworks were set off outside the team hotel early this morning and expected manager Thomas Frank to make a statement after the game. Merseyside Police were approached for a comment.
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.
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.
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.
Everton will be looking to boost their survival hopes when Brentford make the trip to Goodison Park for the final game of a busy Sunday afternoon in the Premier League.
Things were starting to look pretty bleak for the Toffees a few weeks ago. By the time their match against Chelsea kicked off on May 1, Everton were five points adrift of safety. But a win that afternoon kick-started a revival which has seen Frank Lampard’s side take seven points from the last nine on offer.
Everton’s away form has finally picked up. They beat Leicester 2-1 at the King Power Stadium last weekend, before grinding out a 0-0 draw with Watford on Wednesday night. Two of their final three games this season are at Goodison, where they have been reasonably strong throughout the campaign: Everton sit 11th in the Premier League home table, but only Norwich have accrued fewer points on the road.
There was a time when Brentford were starting to look nervously over their shoulder, but Thomas Frank has done a superb job in pulling them clear of trouble in recent months. Since the start of March, only the top five have picked up more points than the Bees, who have played fewer matches than each of them. Brentford head into the weekend in 13th place, their relegation worries long since eased.
Everton will have to make do without Nathan Patterson, Yerry Mina, Donny van de Beek, Ben Godfrey, Andros Townsend and Fabian Delph. Dominic Calvert-Lewin is fit again but Lampard could stick with Richarlison as a lone frontman, flanked by Anthony Gordon and Demarai Gray.
Brentford will be unable to call upon the services of Frank Onyeka and Mathias Jorgensen for their first league game at Goodison since 1954. Sergi Canos is a major doubt, but Ethan Pinnock and Saman Ghoddos could feature in some capacity.
Kick-off is at 4.30pm BST on Sunday 14 May, and the game is being broadcast live by Sky Sports Main Event and sdsadsawewqeqwe