Sam Allardyce held his pre-match press conference on Thursday morning. The Blues boss spoke to the media at USM Finch Farm ahead of Everton's Premier League clash against Brighton & Hove Albion at Goodison on Saturday.
Key topics included:
- His defence being boosted as Ramiro Funes Mori, Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines return to fitness.
- The challenges Everton will face against Brighton and Chris Hughton’s qualities as a manager.
- The Blues' excellent recent results at home and the need to continue this run.
- Importance of "fantastic" support from fans in recent Goodison form.
You can watch Allardyce's press conference in full by clicking on the video below.