Everton vs West Ham preview: Reece Oxford set for first start as Romelu Lukaku looks to continue goal spree

A look ahead to the Premier League fixture at Goodison Park 

It’s a big game for…

Reece Oxford: The 17-year-old is set to start his first game for West Ham this year in their Premier League trip to Everton. The teenager should be called upon as the Hammer’s injury list keeps getting longer.

Weird stat…

8.3: Everton have committed the least number of fouls in the league so far this season, averaging 8.3 fouls per game.

Remember when…

Last time both teams met in the FA Cup, it went to penalties. Everton’s goalkeeper Joel Robles missed a penalty, while West Ham’s goalkeeper Adrian scored the winning penalty in a thrilling penalty shootout.

Player to watch…

Romelu Lukaku: The Belgian striker has scored a total of 17 goals this season in the league, the most goals scored by an Everton player in a season. His scoring form will be crucial for Everton against West Ham as they try to secure European competition spot for next season.

Past three-meetings…

West Ham 1(Lanzini) Everton 1(Lukaku), Premier League, November 2015.

West Ham 1 (Downing) Everton 2 (Osman, Lukaku), Premier League, May 2015.

West Ham 2 (Valencia, Cole) Everton 2 (Mirallas, Lukaku) – West Ham won 9-8 on penalties, FA Cup, January 2015.

Form guide…

Everton: WWWLWW

West Ham: LWDWWW

Vital information…

Kick-off time: 15:00

TV: Highlights on BBC1 MOTD at 22:20, Saturday 5 March.

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