Almost goes without saying. Nothing doing from the corner for Brighton.
It's all going off here. Everton want the ball kicked out with Richarlison down but Brighton steam forward and win a corner.
Bernard angrily wags his finger in Solly March's face as two or three other Everton players complain. And that's a booking for Bernard.Copyright: Reuters
Brilliant turn from Brighton's Davy Propper leaves Idrissa Gueye for dead in midfield. He slides in Florin Andone but the Romania forward delays and Kurt Zouma is over to block his shot.
Brilliant defending. Hesitant forward play.
Is Chris Hughton readying Glenn Murray for Brighton? The big forward looks as though he is about to strip his tracksuit off.
As things stand he'd be a welcome addition to this contest. The hosts are yet to have a shot on target.
And away we go again. No changes for either side at the break.
After becoming the first club to register 7,000 top flight goals - when Yerry Mina headed in at Burnley - Everton have reached another landmark this afternoon playing in their 4,500th top flight match.
Marco Silva's side will be hoping for a similar result to their 3,000th game which was also against Brighton back on 7 October 1980.
On that occasion Mick Lyons, Joe McBride and Steve McMahon were on target for the Blues in a 3-1 win at Albion's former home, the Goldstone Ground.
Bit of work to do for that scoreline mind.
The last time these sides met at the Amex Stadium, Everton were reliant on a 90th-minute Wayne Rooney penalty to snatch a point.
Who will step up for them in the second period here....?
Answers on a postcard. Failing that Twitter will do #bbcfootballCopyright: Getty Images
Ex-Arsenal Ladies & England international on BBC Final Score
Their style of play has changed and that’s what the fans want to see, but the key for me is that consistency.
They were so strong against Burnley but were picked off against Spurs. If they want to become one of the top teams, they have to be consistent.Copyright: Getty Images
Brighton's first-choice goalkeeper Mat Ryan had played every minute of every league match since the club returned to the top flight in 2017.
He's missing today as he has joined up with Australia for the Asian Cup, and David Button is doing a decent job as his deputy so far.
His save from Everton forward Richarlison is probably the standout moment in the first period.
In comes the Everton corner from the right but Andre Gomes pushes Brighton defender Bernardo in the back and that brings us to the end of a forgettable first half.
Everton looking the stronger side as the first half draws to a close. And Brighton's Dale Stephens almost helps them grab an opening goal with a mis-hit back pass.
Keeper David Button was struggling to get to that but thankfully the ball trickled out for a corner to Everton.
Idrissa Gueye hasn't scored since April for Everton and it's easy to see why. The midfielder storms forward to the edge of the Brighton penalty area but then refuses to pull the trigger.
Brighton deal with his attempted through ball easily. Chance gone.
If you don't buy a ticket and all that......
After that flurry of Everton chances it's all gone pretty sedate again.
There's plenty of calm build-up but absolutely nothing doing in either penalty area at the moment.Copyright: Getty Images
Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy is an interested onlooker today. He's wrapped up well in the main stand as he takes everything in.
Brighton's Shane Duffy and Everton's Seamus Coleman will no doubt be catching his attention.
Everton well on top now.
Idrissa Gueye tries a right-footed shot from outside the box but Brighton keeper David Button clutches that one out of the air.
Everton are in again with Richarlison but this time home keeper David Button comes to the rescue.
It's a brilliant save as he gets down to block the Everton forward's left-foot shot.
Seamus Coleman attempts to follow up for the visitors but his shot is blocked. Danger averted for Brighton.Copyright: Getty Images
What was I saying a moment ago?
Richarlison has a shot cleared off the line by Brighton's Shane Duffy but it would not have counted. The Brazilian forward was offside when the ball trickled to him off teammate Bernard.Copyright: Reuters
Defence very much on top here. Richarlison has touched the ball just five times for Everton while Florin Andone and Jurgen Locadia have managed eight touches between them for the hosts.
Some good football in the opening stages from Chris Hughton's Brighton team.
They are giving Everton little time to settle and are knocking it about nicely when they get forward. They just need to find that killer pass.
At the moment there is a Glenn Murray sized hole in attack.Copyright: PA
That's the first big chance of the game and it arrives for Brighton.
Pascal Gross drills a ball across the face of goal and Everton and England keeper Jordan Pickford gets down to push the ball clear while being challenged by Seagulls forward Florin Andone.
The ball bounces clear to Jurgen Locadia but Yerry Mina blocks his shot.Copyright: Reuters