Predicted Everton side to play West Ham: Vlasic should start

General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on May 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton take on West Ham United in the Premier League this week.

A general view outside Goodison Park is seen prior to the UEFA Europa League group E match between Everton FC and Apollon Limassol at Goodison Park on September 28, 2017 in Liverpool,...

Everton welcome West Ham United to Goodison Park later this week and the Toffees will be desperate to finally get a much-needed three points on the board after a string of woeful performances.

Caretaker boss David Unsworth has been unable to stop the rot, with Everton conceding nine goals in their last two games and, if he remains in charge when this clash kicks off, expect a few changes from the team that was soundly beaten by Southampton last time out.

David Unsworth, Caretaker Manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Everton at Selhurst Park on November 18, 2017 in London, England.

Everton are currently 16th in the Premier League table with 12 points from 13 matches and, while they remain two points clear of the drop zone , there is an urgent need ti bring in a new permanent manager as soon as possible.

In early team news, Everton are without Ramiro Funes Mori, Seamus Coleman, Yannick Bolasie, James McCarthy, Ross Barkley and Oumar Niasse, while Mason Holgate is unlikely to feature.

Everton need to shake things up and, if this is Unsworth's last match in charge, he should go down swinging, dropping some of the disappointing stars and giving chances to the likes of Nikola Vlasic, while Wayne Rooney should return to the starting line-up.

Although it could be bad news if Leighton Baines does not recover, with the much-maligned Cuco Martina potentially stepping in.

With all that in mind, here is how we predict Everton will line up against West Ham later this week:

Predicted Everton side to play West Ham

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