Everton v West Ham United: match preview

Everton have now gone five games without a win and Ronald Koeman’s side will not relish a visit from West Ham who have shown significant improvement in October

Ronald Koeman may have rectified the glaring weaknesses in Everton’s defending since replacing Roberto Martínez but the team continues to falter in the final third and has now gone five matches without a win. The early season confidence surrounding Everton has dispersed as a result and Slaven Bilic, by contrast, returns to Goodison Park in the belief West Ham’s season is improving following three consecutive victories. It might also be a relief to get away from the Olympic Stadium. Andy Hunter

Kick-off Sunday 1.30pm

Venue Goodison Park

Last season Everton 2 West Ham 3

Live Sky Sports 1

Referee A Taylor

This season G8, Y27, R0, 3.38 cards per game

Odds H 4-5 A 7-2 D 3-1

Everton

Subs from Robles, Mirallas, Cleverley, Gibson, Holgate, Funes Mori, Davies, Dowell, Koné, Valencia, Lennon

Doubtful None

Injured Baines (hamstring, 5 Nov), McCarthy (hamstring, 19 Nov), Besic (knee, Feb)

Suspended None

Form WLDDL

Discipline Y17 R0

Leading scorer Lukaku 6

West Ham Utd

Subs from Randolph, Spiegel, Arbeloa, Collins, Oxford, Nordtveit, Feghouli, Ayew, Calleri, Zaza, Fletcher

Doubtful Arbeloa (match fitness)

Injured Sakho (match fitness, 5 Nov), Carroll (knee, 19 Nov), Töre (thigh, 19 Nov), Byram (hamstring, unknown)

Suspended None

Form LLDWW

Discipline Y24 R1

Leading scorer Antonio 5

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