Albion corners led to three goals in their matches against Everton last season.

Admittedly, Everton scored one of them on a counter attack.

But close range strikes from Lewis Dunk at Goodison and Jurgen Locadia at the Amex contributed to one of the most quoted stats in the Premier League.

That regarding Everton’s fallibility at set-pieces under the management of Marco Silva.

They come to the Amex today to face a Seagulls side who have just produced their first dead-ball goal in the Premier League since the final day of last season.

That after a pre-season which promised much in terms of Albion’s goal potential from set plays.

If that all points to the hosts being a threat from corners and set-pieces today, however, don’t count your chickens.

Graham Potter is aware things are not always that simple.

Adam Webster broke Albion’s set-piece duck at Aston Villa last week.

It was beautifully crafted, albeit with a bit of controversy over the original free-kick award against Conor Hourihane.

Potter said: “More often than not, there is an element of luck in terms of goals from set-pieces.

“We’ve been unlucky in some situations where it hasn’t fallen for us, but last Saturday was a good one.

“It’s an area where we want to improve, and we also want to keep that solidity at the back at the other end of the field and not concede.

“I know Everton have changed their set-up around corners now, but they have some good powerful defenders and a goalkeeper who’s an England international.

“Marco Silva will have looked at the set-up and looked at how to improve.

“That’s a process that we all go through but ultimately everyone is vulnerable at some point.”

Everton were impressive in beating West Ham 2-0 last Saturday lunchtime while Albion were preparing to face Villa.

Yet the one moment when their early afternoon might have been spoiled came from a Hammers corner.

Sebastien Haller won the far post header and the ball fell to Angelo Ogbonna, who had time to take a touch and shoot.

Jordan Pickford managed to block at point-blank range.

Everton were perhaps unlucky not to score themselves from a corner.

Yerry Mina charged in to head home with no defender near him.

Albion will have noticed the near-post runs made by Alex Iwobi and Richarlison and the presence near the penalty spot of Andre Gomes.

The latter’s block of West Ham defenders led to the goal being ruled out.

As Potter said, you might need a bit of luck.

Last season, the ball bounced off Gomes at a corner towards Locadia, who finished.

The scorer was flagged offside before referee Andy Madley, who also takes charge today, consulted with his assistant and confirmed the goal was legal.

Other than that, the closest Albion went that day was when Pickford produced a brilliant save to deny Florin Andone following a free-kick.

Match-winner Locadia is on the bench for Hoffenheim these days.

Shane Duffy, who scored three pre-season set-piece goals for Albion, tends to be among the subs at the Amex.

But there might just be a buzz if Albion spot up a corner or a free-kick which can be delivered into the box.