Everton youngster JarradBranthwaitewill return to the squad for the Premier League trip to take on Arsenal after serving a one-match ban due to his red card against Brentford. The England junior international served a suspension for one game after he was given his marching orders for a professional foul. The young England centre back was sent off for bringing down Brentford striker Ivan Toney who was through on goal. The incident happened in the first half of the game.
Merseyside outfit Everton came into the Brentford game with the opportunity to seal Premier League safety with a win, but they were unable to achieve it mainly due to the red cards to young England international Branthwaite and experienced Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon. The Toffees took the lead twice during the game, but still lost 3-2 with the Bees recording a very good win in their quest to finish the season in the top half.
Everton took the lead through Dominic Calvert-Lewin at the expense of visitors Brentford before the Bees were handed a big boost with the red card to Branthwaite. Brentford scored theirequaliseragainst the ten men of Everton thanks to the own goal from Everton skipper Seamus Coleman off the deflected cross by YoaneWissa. The Toffees then took the lead for the second time in the game through a Richarlison penalty after the Brazilian international was fouled in the Brentford box. The penalty goal gave 10-man Everton a slim lead at the end of the first half. In the second half, Brentford scored twice through Congolese forward Wissa and left-back Rico Henry to take the three points and move within two points of Brighton and Hove Albion in tenth position.
Branthwaite served his suspension during the 3-2 comeback win over Crystal Palace in a rescheduled league game on Thursday. The England youngster missed out on the squad as Everton sealed their spot in the Premier League for next season with the victory over the Eagles.