To be played on Saturday 7th November 2015 at 15:00. Venue: Boleyn Ground, London
Odds: West Ham 8/5, Draw 13/5, Everton 15/8
Slaven Bilic comes up against a familiar old friend this weekend when his West Ham United side take on one of his former playing clubs in Everton.
He faces a side this weekend that will feel pretty good about themselves after dishing out a 6-2 hammering to Sunderland, while the Toffees also have a pretty good record at the Boleyn Ground in recent years, and a striker in Romelu Lukaku who has a habit of finding the net against them.
But we shouldn't necessarily expect this game to follow a 'normal' course, as it's not been the way of West Ham this season. Not many will have expected them to beat Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea by this stage of the season, and following that, few would have have expected their defeat to Watford last weekend.
A win for the Hammers could move them back into the Premier League's top four while Everton will be looking to further close the gap this weekend's opponents hold over them, having reduced the deficit last weekend from seven points to four.
The home side can expect to have Winston Reid back in the side with James Collins suspended, while Roberto Martinez seems to have key players inching closer to fitness, but is likely to stick with a similar side to the one that dismantled Sunderland.
- Aaron Cresswell
- Carl Jenkinson
- Winston Reid
- James Tomkins
- Cheikhou Kouyaté
- Manuel Lanzini
- Victor Moses
- Mark Noble
- Dimitri Payet
- Andy Carroll
“Everton is on one hand yes a special game for me, on another hand not. It's a big game against a good team.”
- Tim Howard
- Seamus Coleman
- Ramiro Funes Mori
- Brendan Galloway
- John Stones
- Ross Barkley
- Gareth Barry
- James McCarthy
- Gerard Deulofeu
- Arouna Koné
- Romelu Lukaku
“We see the West Ham game as one of the games of the season. They have been one of the best teams in the opening weeks of the campaign.”
Winston Reid ★ probable thigh
Diafra Sakho ★★ questionable thigh
Alexandre Song ★★★ out ankle
Bryan Oviedo ★★★ out hamstring
Leighton Baines ★★★ out ankle
Muhamed Besic ★ probable hamstring
Tony Hibbert ★★★ out knee
Phil Jagielka ★★★ out medial knee ligament
Steven Pienaar ★★★ out hamstring