After the derby defeat to Liverpool, Everton had not lost in three consecutive games, beating Chelsea, Leicester City, and drawing 0:0 away to Watford. It looked like the Toffees would also pick up points against Brentford, but Branthwaite earned a penalty in the 18th minute. Despite that, the Toffees managed to take the lead in the closing stages of the first half, thanks to a penalty. However, the Bees managed to equalize within two minutes and took the lead. So, the match ended with a 3:2 win for Brentford, while Rondon also received a straight red card at the very end of the game. Everton is in 16th position ahead of Thursday’s games. For Everton, the upcoming match will be their final home game, while the Toffees play in London in round 38 against Arsenal, who have not lost motivation and are fighting for a place in the Champions League zone. Everton’s home statistics are only 11th in the division, +8=2-8, 24:23 goal difference.
The Londoners have a four-match unbeaten streak, with two draws against Leeds and Aston Villa and two wins over Southampton and Watford. The Eagles are currently 13th in the division with 45 points but have the potential to move up to even ninth place. The away statistics for the team are 12th in the division, +4=7-7, 21:26 goal difference.