Everton vs West Ham Live

Everton vs West Ham Live: Fabian Delph remains doubtful due to a hamstring injury, while Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Cenk Tosun are both out.

West Ham’s Declan Rice has overcome the illness that caused him to miss England’s win in Bulgaria.

Aaron Cresswell and Robert Snodgrass are also available following knocks but Lukasz Fabianski, Michail Antonio and Winston Reid all remain out.

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MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES
@mfisherfootball: It’s not quite crisis time at Goodison Park but the natives are restless. Again.

Four consecutive defeats have seen Everton drop into the relegation zone for the first time in two years. Ronald Koeman lost his job in October 2017; some believe it might end the same way for Marco Silva.

Defensive shortcomings have resurfaced and their goals have dried up.

On paper, it’s a terrific chance for West Ham to extend their recent unbeaten away record and build on their best start for four seasons. A win could lift the Hammers to third in the table come the final whistle.

VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT
Everton manager Marco Silva: “Their [West Ham’s] away form is really good, we know what we expect. It’s up to us to perform better than the last games to achieve a good result. It will be a game for us to express ourselves on the pitch.

“We are together in this situation. One month ago, before the first international break, we were in sixth position and in a good moment. I am the first one to take responsibility but it is good to see the players take it as well.”

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini: “I think that we are where we deserve to be. I am very pleased with the style of football.

“We scored a beautiful goal against Crystal Palace, we are making chances and trying to score, we play the most amount of time in the opposite half, we have more shots on target.

“The fans deserve to have our style of football and we will not change that whether we are winning or losing.”

LAWRO’S PREDICTION
This is a huge game for Everton boss Marco Silva, whose team are in the bottom three. Defeat in their last home game against Sheffield United was particularly damaging for Silva, because it was a game the Everton fans expected to win – and the same applies here.

Prediction: 2-1

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MATCH FACTS
Head-to-head

West Ham have claimed two victories in the past three league meetings, as many as in their previous 22 attempts (D7, L13).
Everton have won 25 games and scored 83 goals against the Hammers – both Premier League club records against a particular opponent.
The Hammers have failed to score in four of the past six league encounters.
Everton

Everton could lose five consecutive league fixtures for the first time since October 2005, when they equalled the club top-flight record of six straight losses.
The Toffees are also on the cusp of matching their club Premier League record of three consecutive home defeats.
Only Watford and Newcastle have scored fewer goals than Everton’s six.
They have the worst second-half record in the division, only managing one goal and failing to outscore their opponents in any game after the interval.
Everton have conceded a league-high 22 set-piece goals since the start of last season.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored Everton’s last four goals in all competitions – all in the first half.
West Ham United

West Ham are unbeaten in six away league games (W3, D3). Their Premier League club record is seven matches, set in January 2009.
They have outscored their opponents by 11 goals to five in those six away fixtures.
The Hammers have 12 points after eight matches. They did not pass 12 points until their 14th fixture of last season and their 16th match of 2017-18.
All 12 points accrued by eighth-placed West Ham have come against sides below them in the table.
The Hammers have dropped seven points from winning positions this season, second only to Aston Villa’s eight.

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