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Match Preview: Everton vs Brentford

All the info ahead of our final away game of the campaign

14 May 2022

We're on the road for the final time this season, heading to Goodison Park to take on Everton tomorrow afternoon. While our top flight survival was guaranteed with room to spare in midweek, Everton's fight to retain their Premier League status goes on. Get all the build-up to our Super Sunday on Merseyside below.  

THE OPPOSITION

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Everton's destiny is in their own hands heading into the final week of the season but that doesn't mean anyone from the blue half of Merseyside is relaxing just yet. Wednesday's draw at Vicarage Road against Watford left Everton two points above the drop zone with three to play. 

Rafael Benitez's nightmare reign at Goodison Park came to an end in January with The Toffees 15th in the table, six points above the drop zone. Things, initially, got worse under Frank Lampard with Everton dropping into the bottom three at the end of last month, five points from safety, after earning just ten points from Lampard's opening 12 matches. 

However, May has brought an upturn in form with Everton taking seven points from their last three games to lift their heads above water. A shock home win over Chelsea was followed up with victory at Leicester City last weekend before their midweek Hornets stalemate. 

Top-scorer Richarlison (above) has earned The Toffees three points with his goals in their last five games but it has been Jordan Pickford's performances in goal which have caught the eye in recent weeks. England's number one was outstanding in The Toffees recent wins over Leicester City and Chelsea and has made the fifth-most saves (109) of all top flight keepers this term.

The Toffees are unbeaten since mid-March at Goodison Park, having taken 26 of their 36 points on home soil. They have the seventh-best home defensive record in the top flight, conceding 20, and have won as many home games (eight) as Chelsea have this term.  

THE GAMEPLAN

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When asked for Hot Off The Press, Sky Sports' Ben Grounds , said: "I feel this could be the time for Lampard to move away from the cautious 3-4-3 approach witnessed in the recent upturn in form. It was used again in the stalemate against Watford but Everton failed to create many chances against a side happy to sit back. It left fans frustrated as it was a missed opportunity. Lampard referenced a lack of cutting edge, refusing to admit any sense of regret at his approach, but I feel he will now struggle to resist the temptation to go more offensive by deploying an extra forward with survival within touching distance and backed by a partisan home crowd."

TEAM NEWS

Sergi Canos is set for a return to the matchday squad tomorrow but there will still be no Zanka (adductor), Ethan Pinnock (hamstring), Frank Onyeka, and Saman Ghoddos (ankle).

Fabian Delph (muscle) will miss Sunday's game, but Ben Godfrey (quad) and Donny van de Beek (groin) have a chance of making the matchday squad. Yerry Mina (calf) will miss out while Nathan Patterson (ankle) and Andros Townsend (ACL) are out for the remainder of the campaign.

MATCH STATS

  • Everton can go four league matches unbeaten for the first time since their opening four fixtures of the season under Rafael Benitez. 
  • The Toffees have won their last four home matches against Brentford in all competitions, including a 4-1 victory in the FA Cup this season.
  • Brentford won the reverse fixture against Everton 1-0 in November; their only league double against the Toffees came in the first ever campaign in which the sides met, back in 1935/36.
  • The Bees 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).

THE MANAGER

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One of the greatest midfielders of his time, Frank Lampard won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups and the UEFA Champions League during his 13 years at Chelsea. He racked up 913 appearances in club football, and was also capped 106 times by England; playing at three World Cups and one European Championships. 

Lampard is one of nine players, and the only midfielder, to have scored 150 or more goals in the Premier League. He is fourth in the Premier League's all-time assists ranking, with 102 assists.

After winding down his career with New York City and Manchester City, Lampard stepped into the dugout with Derby County in 2018. He led The Rams to the Championship Play-Off final that season, where they lost 1-0 to Aston Villa. His success at Pride Park earned him the dream return to Stamford Bridge as manager. However, despite a fourth-placed finish and an FA Cup Final appearance during his first season in charge, against a backdrop of a transfer embargo, Lampard lasted just 18 months in SW6, losing his job in January 2021 with The Blues ninth in the Premier League. 

THE OPPOSITION VIEW

Frank Lampard told evertonfc.com: “[The Brentford Cup match] was a really big moment for me in my managerial career, you never take receptions and support for granted and that was a special day. But this game will be completely different, given where Brentford are now and where we are at this point.

"Brentford are a hard team to analyse because of the flexibility they have in the team, which shows they have a very good coach. They have been in particularly good form in recent weeks and will be a big challenge for us.”

LAST LEAGUE MEETING

THE OFFICIALS

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Referee: Michael Oliver 

Assistants: Stuart Burt and Scott Ledger 

Fourth official: Andrew Madley 

VAR: Darren England

Assistant VAR: Sian Massey-Ellis

Everton 21/22

342 fouls - 16th in Premier League

75 yellow cards - Fourth-most in Premier League

4 red cards - Joint-most in Premier League

MATCHDAY INFO

A strict residents' parking scheme is in place on the streets surrounding Goodison Park, and surrounding roads are closed 2 hours before kick-off. A full road closure will be in place 45 minutes before kick-off, and remains in place for 15-30 minutes after the final whistle. 

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HOW TO FOLLOW

Tomorrow's game is live on Sky Sports and around the world via the Premier League's broadcast partners. Click here to see if it is on where you are

Ben Burgess will also be joining Mark Burridge for live commentary on BeesPlayer.

Wherever you are around the globe, you can always keep across the action on our Twitter and Instagram feeds.

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Match Reports

Everton 2 Brentford 3

Bees come from behind twice to win final away match

15 May 2022

Rico Henry scored the winner as Brentford came from behind to beat Everton in a rip-roaring Premier League encounter. The Bees fell behind early on before the hosts were reduced to ten men. A deflected Yoane Wissa shot levelled it up and the same man headed a second equaliser after the break. Henry headed home the winner moments later.

The final 3-2 score line only tells a part of the story. Everton ended the match with nine men and only had ten on the pitch when they scored their second goal, a penalty just before half time. But Brentford used the extra man to their advantage in the second period. Wissa headed home before Henry powered in at the far post to seal a memorable win.

The home side flew out of the blocks. They had a lot of the ball in the early stages and worked incredibly hard when they did not have it. The hosts forced Brentford to play much of the first 15 minutes in their own half and profited when The Bees made errors.

The first goal came when Mads Bech and Rico Henry failed to communicate in Brentford’s left back area and Anthony Gordon nipped on to the ball. Bech brought him down, conceding a free kick and earning a caution. Gordon whipped the free kick to the near post where Richarlison got in front of the defence. The touch from Richarlison took the ball towards the far post, it flicked Dominic Calvert-Lewin and rolled in, despite the efforts of Bech to clear. The goal was awarded to Calvert-Lewin, who got the final touch, and Everton were ahead.

The goal had been coming for the hosts, who created some good chances in the first ten minutes. Vitalii Mykolenko smashed a shot well wide when he got on to a half cleared corner and a long ball caused confusion soon after. Calvert-Lewin flicked it on, Gordon got a toe to it, forcing David Raya to save. The ball looped up and Richarlison, on the stretch and under pressure from Henry, could only head wide.

Richarlison volleyed an Alexi Iwobi ball wide soon after and Everton got their goal after a frantic ten minutes. There had also been time for Brentford to go close at the other end. Ivan Toney met a Christian Eriksen free kick and headed it narrowly over.

The game slowed down a fraction after the goal and Brentford started to build some possession. Eriksen dropped a fraction deeper to get on the ball and he was able to link with Mathias Jensen to get Brentford moving forward.

For all Brentford were building through midfield, the key moment in the game came in a far more direct manner. The Bees had to defend their penalty area and Kristoffer Ajer blocked an effort from Richarlison. The ball dropped to Jensen, and he lashed it up the pitch. Toney started his run from his own half and got in behind Jarrad Branthwaite and went to ground when his heels were clipped. Referee Michael Oliver saw that Toney had a clear goal scoring opportunity and sent Brathwaite off.

Eriksen curled the free kick inches wide as Brentford looked to punish Everton further and The Bees steadily took control of the match, using the extra man. Eriksen and Jensen found pockets of space in midfield and The Bees pushed Everton back. Ajer and Henry got forward from full back and chances started to come.

Toney flicked a Pontus Jansson pass in to the path of Jensen. The ball bounced awkwardly and a tackle from Iwobi prevented Jensen getting a shot away. The ball bounced off Jensen and flew wide. Jensen snatched at another chance, pushing it wide, when a Henry cross was half cleared, and Raya had to save a long range effort from André Gomes at the other end.

The equaliser Brentford had been threatening came just past the half hour. An Eriksen corner was played deep and headed back by Jansson. Everton tried to clear, and Wissa came out with the ball. He found Jensen, who opened up Everton with a pass to Toney. The ball flew across the face of goal and when Wissa smashed it back across, it flicked off Séamus Coleman and flew past Jordan Pickford.

That only served to crank up the pace of the game and the noise in the stadium. Brentford seemed to have control, but Abdoulaye Doucouré had a sight of goal when a free kick was half cleared a little frantically and lashed it well over. Henry had a volley saved for The Bees and Eriksen picked out Toney in behind soon after. The striker bent his run well and met the ball first-time but did not get enough contact to beat Pickford.

There was a great chance for Brentford when Jensen picked out Bryan Mbeumo on the right. He weaved inside and let fly with a curling shot that Pickford pushed out. It only went as far as Jensen and Everton were able to get defenders in place to block the shot. Iwobi eventually got in the way of an effort that lacked real power.

Out of nothing, Everton scored just before half time. Calvert-Lewin flicked on a long ball and Richarlison got between Bech and Jansson. He felt the arm of Bech on his chest and went down. Mr Oliver pointed to the spot and Video Assistant Referee Darren England confirmed the decision. Richarlison took the spot kick and placed it down the middle as Raya dived right.

A crazy first time, full of passion and incident, ended with the home side in front. But Brentford had the extra man and 45 minutes to salvage something from their afternoon. It almost got worse just after the break when Richarlison got away on the left and smashed a cross-cum-shot across the face of goal. Any touch would have given Everton breathing space, but none was coming.

The Bees changed shape at the break. They introduced Vitaly Janelt and put him in a back three with Ajer and Jansson. Mbeumo and Henry took over as wing backs. There was a further attacking change before the hour with Josh Dasilva brought on for Ajer as The Bees went for the jugular.

Wissa lashed wide before an Eriksen cross dropped for Jensen 15 yards out. His shot was powerful enough to trouble Pickford but hit Toney. Pickford had to make a save from an Eriksen free kick and as the game went past the hour mark, Brentford continued to drive forward. Everton sat deeper and deeper and the breakthrough came.

The first of the two quickfire goals came from a corner on the left. Eriksen lifted it in with his near post and Wissa flicked a header out of the reach of Pickford and in to the far corner. Wissa timed his run perfectly and the header arced in to the far corner to level the match.

It was only level for a matter of seconds. Brentford built possession patiently on the right and waited for Christian Nørgaard to join in from his right centre back position. He lifted a cross to the far post and Henry rose to head home. Gordon refused to track Henry and Iwobi stood and watched as Henry headed the ball back the direction it came and in to the net.

Everton had built a second half plan on defending a 2-1 lead they had at the interval and had to change it. They made attacking substitutions and pushed Richarlison further forward. But that left space for Brentford to counter-attack and there were chances to kill the game off. A cross from Dasilva was cleared as far as Henry, but his shot lacked the power to trouble Pickford. Dasilva then darted forward as part of a four-on-three break and fed Mbeumo, but the shot flew well over.

Eriksen bent a shot wide for The Bees and Everton could have levelled when Doucouré met a header at the far post, but he could not hit the target. Everton started to take the initiative but any chance they had disappeared with two minutes remaining. Solomon Rondón, who had been on the pitch for four minutes and barely touched the ball, was dismissed for a horrific foul on Henry. He went in with two feet on the touchline and although only one caught the Brentford man, it was above the ankle. Mr Oliver had no hesitation in showing a red card.

That just about settled matters. There was still a chance for Brentford to grab a fourth when Dasilva crossed for Henry at the far post. His nod down fell to Eriksen, and the shot beat Pickford. Mason Holgate cleared off the line but that only lessened the victory for The Bees, who completed a double over Everton in their final away match of the campaign.

Everton: Pickford; Iwobi, Coleman (sub Rondón 84 mins), Branthwaite, Holgate, Mykolenko; Gomes (sub Kenny 72 mins), Doucouré; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Gordon (sub Gray 72 mins)

Subs (not used): Begovic, Allan, Davies, Alli, Price, Welch

Sent Off: Branthwaite (18 mins), Rondón (88 mins)

Brentford: Raya; Ajer (sub Dasilva 59 mins), Jansson, Bech (sub Janelt h/t), Henry; Jensen, Nørgaard, Eriksen; Mbeumo, Toney, Wissa (sub Roerslev 76 mins)

Subs (not used): Lössl, Jeanvier, Stevens, Canós, Baptiste, Peart-Harris

Bookings: Bech (10 mins), Nørgaard (27 mins), Ajer (40 mins)

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Ticket News

Watch The Bees at Goodison Park next month

All My Bees Members will be able to purchase Everton away tickets at 2pm today

22 April 2022

Thomas Frank and The Bees head to Goodison Park to face Everton on Sunday 15 May (2pm kick-off). All My Bees Members will be able to buy tickets for this fixture by logging in to their ticketing account from 2pm today, Friday 22 April. Tickets are non-guaranteed and subject to availability.

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Please note: to get priority access to your Match Tickets you will need to log in to your ticketing account before purchasing.

ON SALE DATES

  • Season Ticket Holders inc. Premium Seat Holders with 3,600+TAPs: Tuesday 12 April, 3pm (guaranteed opportunity, one per person)
    Tickets will go off sale at 9am on Thursday 14 April

  • A selection of My Bees Members: Tuesday 12 April, 3pm (guaranteed opportunity, one per person)
    Tickets will go off sale at 9am on Thursday 14 April
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    My Bees Members with the highest TAPs that have registered an interest for this away game and will give them the opportunity to buy their ticket. Members can check if they’re successful by logging into their ticketing account hereRegister your interest to the away games

  • Season Ticket Holders inc. Premium Seat Holders with 2,500+ TAPs: Thursday 14 April at 2pm (one per person, subject to availability)
    Tickets will go off sale at 9am on Tuesday 19 April

  • Season Ticket Holders inc. Premium Seat Holders with 1,200+ TAPs: Tuesday 19 April at 2pm (one per person, subject to availability)
    Tickets will go off sale at 9am on Thursday 21 April

  • All Season Ticket Holders inc. Premium Seat Holders: Thursday 21 April at 2pm (one per person, subject to availability)
    Tickets will go off sale at 9am on Friday 22 April
  • All My Bees Members: Friday 22 April at 2pm (one per person, subject to availability)

TICKET ACCESS POINTS:

  • 40 TAPS
  • What are TAPs?
  • If you purchase a Match Ticket and do not attend this fixture you will not be awarded any Ticket Access Points.

PRICES

  Adults
20-64
Seniors
Over 65

Under 18

Prices £30 £25 £20

 

All wheelchair users/Ambulant Disabled tickets may have a free ticket for their personal assistant. All disabled/ambulant pricing is to be charged at their relevant rates. 

Admin fee of £1 per transaction (not per ticket) will apply when booking online and over the phone.

TRAVEL INFO

Coaches will depart from Ealing Road, Brentford TW8 0LN (near the Novotel Brentford).

Departure time: 9am - please arrive promptly as we are not able to wait for late arrivals

No alcohol will be permitted on the coaches.

  Adults Seniors and Juniors
Prices £40 £30

Away coach bookings must be made by 5pm on Tuesday 10 May.

Terms and Conditions apply.

HOW TO BOOK TICKETS AND COACH TRAVEL

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  • By phone 0333 005 8521, Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm
  • In person from the Box Office
    • Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 10am to 5pm
    • Closed on Wednesday
    • Thursday: 10am to 7pm
    • Saturday/Sunday - closed non-matchdays.
    • Open 2 hours 30 minutes prior to kick-off on matchdays until half time, then open for 30 minutes after full time (subject to fixture)
Note: overseas ticket buyers - tickets will not be sent in the post. Choose ‘Print at Home’ or they will be held for collection on matchday.

ACCESSIBILITY

Carers Tickets - Disabled supporters who are in receipt of a Middle to Higher rate of DLA and/or receipt of enhanced PIP should purchase the relevant ticket (i.e. Adult, Senior, Young Person or under 18), and then contact accessibility@brentfordfc.com to organise a complimentary carer’s ticket. This must be done in the relevant sales window. Please also let us know if you require ambulant or accessible seating and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Wheelchair Spaces – we have limited spaces available so please contact accessibility@brentfordfc.com and we will look allocate you a space along with a carer if required. For away games, the spaces we are allocated are subject to availability with a limited number given to us. Again this must be done in the relevant sales window.

If you have any queries or questions relating to accessibility, please email accessibility@brentfordfc.com

MATCHDAY INFORMATION   

Proof of age may be required at the turnstiles.

SUPPORTER CHARTER   

More information can be found online here.

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