Can Everton repeat their performance against The Black Cats?

Last updated: November 4, 2015 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Saturday, 3pm
Venue: The Boleyn Ground
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: LWWDD
Away form: WWLLD
Last season: 1-2
Competition: The Premier League

The Toffees smashed Sunderland 6-2 in their last Premiership game and they are now looking to maintain their good performance with another win – this time against West Ham in London. Everton have lost only one away game this campaign and that’s why they are confident enough before the upcoming fixture. Lukaku and Kone are in really good shape and they are expected to find the net again against The Hammers.

Furthermore, West Ham lost their last game against Watford 2-0 at Vicarage Road and didn’t impress with their performance on the pitch. That was The Hammers first away defeat of the season. However, if West Ham overcome the defeat, they can easily be back in the fight for one of the top 4 places.

The striker, Andy Carroll, who secured the victory against Chelsea with his late header goal, was the man who made the fatal error leading to the first Watford goal of the match. He needs to improve his performance in order to help his team against an on-form Everton.

Team News

Enner Valencia and Alex Song have recently recovered from their injuries and now they can be included in West Ham’s group again.

No injured players for The Hammers. Slaven Bilic can play his best in the upcoming match against Everton.

Oviedo, who received an injury in Everton’s last game against Sunderland, is doubtful for the visit to The Boleyn Ground.

Besic, Hibbert, Baines, Jagielka and Pienaar are surely missing the match. Jagielka is expected to return to the pitch in December.

Quotes of the week

slaven bilic grinning Slaven Bilic (West Ham) : “West Ham still have a room for improvement.”

Roberto Martinez Roberto Martinez (Everton) : “I couldn’t care less if Everton concede the first goal of any game.”

Expected line-ups:

West Ham (4-3-3): Adrian, Tomkins, Ogbonna, Jenkinson, Cresswell, Kouyate, Payet, Obiang, Moses, Sakho, Carroll.
Subs O’Brien, Song, Jelavic, Randolph, Samuelsen, Valencia, Noble
Not available: Collins
Everton (4-2-3-1): Howard, Stones, Oviedo, Galloway, Ramiro Mori, Barry, McCarthy, Deulofeu, Barkley, Kone, Lukaku.
Subs Robles, Naismith, Gibson, Osman, McGeady, Cleverley, Mirallas.
Injured: Pienaar, Baines, Hibbert, Besic, Jagielka.
Not available:

Key Battle

Kouyate this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
10 886 3 1,4 1 0 1 0
lukaku Lukaku this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
11 955 6 2,9 4 2 2 0

So far this season

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West Ham this season Everton this season
6 League Position 9
2 (4) (at home) Wins (away) 2 (2)
3-0 vs. Liverpool Biggest win 6-2 vs. Sunderland
1 (1) (at home) Draws (away) 2 (2)
2 (1) (at home) Losses (away) 2 (1)
0-2 to Watford Biggest Defeat 0-3 to Manchester United
Payet (5) Top scorer Lukaku (6)
Cresswell, Payet (3) Assist Leader Deloufeu, Lukaku (4)
Y17, R4 Discipline Y19, R2
1 Failures to score 4
3 Clean Sheets 3
7 Both Teams to Score Games 6
8 Over 2.5 Games 7
3 Under 2.5 Games 4
  • West Ham haven’t lost a Premiership game at home for three matches now. The last time The Hammers lost was on 22nd August 2015 when they were defeated 3-4 by Bournemouth.
  • The last game between these two teams finished 1-2 for a Everton away victory. The Toffees turned things around after losing 1-0 in the 62nd minute of the match.
  • Everton have an advantage in the matches against their opponents – 60 victories from 115 matches; there has been 24 draws.
  • West Ham’s last Premier League home victory against Everton was in 2007 when The Hammers won 1-0 with a Bobby Zamora’s goal.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
16/05/15 The Premier League West Ham 1-2 Everton S. Downing 62′
13/01/15 The FA Cup West Ham (P)2-2 Everton E. Valencia 51′
06/01/15 The FA Cup Everton 1-1 West Ham Collins 56′
22/11/14 The Premier League Everton 2-1 West Ham R. Lukaku 26′
01/03/14 The Premier League Everton 1-0 West Ham R. Lukaku 81′