Brighton and Hove Albion and Everton have very different feelings about their seasons before meeting at the Amex on Sunday (Watch, 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).
Both teams enter the match with seven points, just two above the drop zone. Brighton expected this sort of battle after earning promotion to the Premier League in the Spring.
Everton, however, spent more money in the transfer market than ever before, and was hopeful to compete for another place in a European tournament.
A winner will have the confidence of knowing another week without drop zone danger, while a loser could be passed by Leicester City on Monday.
Brighton and Hove Albion: Ryan, Bruno, Dunk, Duffy, Suttner, Knockaert, Stephens, Propper, March, Gross, Murray. Subs: Krul, Bong, Huenemeier, Izquierdo, Schelotto, Brown, Molumby.
Everton: Pickford, Baines, Keane, Jagielka, Holgate, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Vlasic, Calvert-Lewin, Sigurdsson, Rooney. Subs: Stekelenburg, Williams, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies.