Confirmed Everton v West Ham lineups: Martinez goes with 3-5-2, Oxford starts

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Here is how Everton and West Ham will line up for this afternoon's game...

Everton and West Ham meet at Goodison Park this afternoon, with both teams coming of impressive midweek victories.

The Toffees hammered Aston Villa 3-1 at Villa Park, and manager Roberto Martinez will now be looking for another win this afternoon.

Martinez appears to have gone for a 3-5-2 system, as Ramiro Funes Mori, Phil Jagielka and John Stones start in central defence, with Seamus Coleman and Bryan Oviedo at wing back.

Romelu Lukaku leads the line with Aaron Lennon and Kevin Mirallas either side of him, whilst Ross Barkley drops into a deeper central midfield role alongside James McCarthy.

The likes of Gerard Deulofeu, Oumar Niasse and Leighton Baines are all on the bench in a strong Everton side, with an intriguing tactical selection from manager Martinez.

The reasoning may be because West Ham started with a similar system against Tottenham in midweek, and it seems that Slaven Bilic - who returns to face his former club Everton today - has gone with that formation again.

With Sam Byram out, Michail Antonio will start again at right wing back, with Cheikhou Kouyate starting in defence again, alongside Angelo Ogbonna and teenage Reece Oxford.

Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini will support lone striker Emmanuel Emenike in attack, whilst the likes of Diafra Sakho, Alex Song and Andy Carroll are all on the bench, alongside youngsters Stephen Hendrie and George Dobson.

Everton lineup


  • Joel Robles
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Ramiro Funes Mori
  • Phil Jagielka
  • Bryan Oviedo
  • John Stones
  • Ross Barkley
  • Aaron Lennon
  • James McCarthy
  • Kevin Mirallas
  • Romelu Lukaku

Substitutes: Tim Howard, Leighton Baines, Gareth Barry, Muhamed Besic, Leon Osman, Gerard Deulofeu, Oumar Niasse.

West Ham lineup


  • Adrián
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Angelo Ogbonna
  • Reece Oxford
  • Michail Antonio
  • Cheikhou Kouyaté
  • Manuel Lanzini
  • Mark Noble
  • Pedro Obiang
  • Dimitri Payet
  • Emmanuel Emenike

Substitutes: Darren Randolph, Stephen Hendrie, Doneil Henry, George Dobson, Alexandre Song, Andy Carroll, Diafra Sakho.

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