Everton vs West Ham United – Preview, Team News, Possible Line-Up and Predictions
Everton vs West Ham United
Goodison Park, Liverpool.
19th October, 17:00 IST
Everton host West Ham United in the early kickoff on Saturday as Premier League action returns after the International break. The Toffees are in terrible form and have picked up just 7 points from 8 games so far.
If Everton lose, this will be the first time they have lost consecutive home games against West Ham in the top-flight since March 1930. They lost the corresponding fixture 3-1 last season.
Marco Silva has described this game as a 'must-win' amid reports that the club are looking for his replacements. David Moyes is reportedly said to be the front runner.
On the other hand, West Ham are 8th in the table with 12 points from 8 games. They started badly with a 5-0 defeat to Manchester City but have pulled things together and picked up the pace.
Everton: Fabian Delph is a doubt for the West Ham game after he withdrew from the England squad for their matches in the International break with a muscle injury. Jean-Philippe Gbamin is out for 3 months following his surgery.
Sheamus Coleman is suspended for this game after he was sent off against Burnley. Djibril Sidibé, who is on loan from AS Monaco, is set to replace him in the starting XI.
West Ham United: Lukasz Fabianski, Winston Reid and Michail Antonio are all ruled out for the Hammers with injuries. Robert Snodgrass withdrew from Scotland's squad during the international break and he remains a doubt.
Everton (4-2-3-1): Jordan Pickford; Djibril Sidibé, Michael Keane, Yerry Minna, Lucas Digne; Morgan Schneiderlin, Andre Gomes; Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Alex Iwobi; Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
West Ham United (4-5-1): Roberto Jimenez; Ryan Fredericks, Angelo Ogbonna, Issa Diop, Aaron Cresswell; Andriy Yarmelenko, Manuel Lanzini, Declan Rice, Mark Noble, Felipe Anderson; Sébastien Haller.
Prediction: Everton 1-2 West Ham United
Cover Image credits: Evening Standard