Graham Potter offers injury update on Davy Propper and Alireza Jahanbakhsh ahead of Everton

Brighton will be without the talents of two key players as they travel to in-form Everton in the Premier League
Davy Propper is struggling with an Achilles problemDavy Propper is struggling with an Achilles problem
Davy Propper is struggling with an Achilles problem

Dutch international Davy Propper is yet to start a match in the Premier League for Albion this season and continues to struggle with an Achilles problem.

Propper has played two Carabao Cup matches so far and was edging his way back to full fitness before suffering a setback ahead of Wednesday's League Cup loss to Manchester United.

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"Davy is still (injured) and the Everton game might arrive too soon. But we are hopeful for him for the other side of the international break," said Potter

"It's just a little bit of a recurrence really of his problem, a little bit of a setback, nothing too sinister at this stage," said Albion head coach Graham Potter.

"It's doubtful, I don't really want to rush him."

The Netherlands face Mexico, Bosnia and Italy in the next international break and Potter believes the midfielder is unlikely to feature for his country.

"He's not fit for us, so I'm guessing he's not going to be ready for that type of competition either," Potter said.

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Alireza Jahanbakhsh also suffered a midweek blow when he hobbled off with a hamstring problem against Manchester United. The Iranian international had played well in the Carabao Cup competition and was pushing hard for a starting role in the Premier League.

"Ali probably will not be able to recover in time. He is going in for another look (at the hamstring) and we will have some more information there. But at the moment it looks like he will also miss out."

Yves Bissouma is however available for selection having served his three match suspension following a red card at Newcastle.

Steven Alzate will also hope to continue his fine form in the heart of the Brighton midfield.

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The young Colombian international has started all three Premier League matches this season and will be keen to impress against his fellow countryman James Rodriguez, who has made an impressive start to his Everton career.

“I’ve played with James Rodriguez with the Colombian national side and I know the qualities he has. He’s shown them this year with Everton already," said Alzate.

“He’s someone I watched a lot growing up as a youngster. Back at home he’s a big figure, I’m looking forward to playing against him this weekend.”