Marco Silva still searching for answers on Everton's best attacking options

Ruben Hill
November 4, 2018

Everton defender Seamus Coleman definitively answered his critics with the decisive second in a 3-1 win over Brighton which saw Richarlison score twice. We controlled the match with the ball, without the ball we did well as well, but in that moment, we have to do better.

But Silva says that he really enjoyed the performance his side put in, although the goal that was conceded from a corner was something which displeased him.

Richarlison made sure of all three points with 15 minutes left by taking the ball from nearly the halfway line to round the keeper and score.

Glenn Murray is their key man, having scored the victor in their last two home games and overall netting six of their 11 goals. First 30 minutes, we played really well. Only one of those goals has come on the road, however. Davy Propper is still sidelined with the ankle injury he sustained against West Ham. More importantly, though, was that Silva said that he wants Evertonians to have a real connection with what the team are trying to achieve. "When he plays as a striker it is not just about scoring". It was our best performance at home this season.

Brighton ended their long winless run on the road with their 1-0 victory at Newcastle a fortnight ago but now they have to prove they can follow it up against a better-quality side.

Coleman struck after Lewis Dunk's header had cancelled out Richarlison's fifth of the season midway through the first half, although the Brazil worldwide had the final say when he capitalised on Dunk's 77th-minute error to end Brighton's mini-resurgence. They've now won four of their past five league games, with the creative talents of Sigurdsson and Bernard beginning to gel irresistibly and Andre Gomes bringing a steadying hand in midfield.

For Everton fans hoping that Mina will start against Brighton, it appears as if the Colombian global will have to wait until next weekend to finally make his league debut.

Seven of their 10 games under Silva have gone over 2.5 goals and all of them have had at least two goals.

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