Premier League: West Ham v Everton match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Premier League fixture at Upton Park

Romelu Lukaku could make his debut for Everton against West Ham after being ineligible against parent club Chelsea last weekend.

Sam Allardyce admitted during the week that West Ham had tried to sign Lukaku during the summer, but the player opted to go out on loan to Everton on deadline day.

West Ham are still struggling in attack following the news that Andy Carroll faces more time on the sidelines with a foot injury. Striker Mladen Petric has been brought in on a free, but lacks match fitness, so Modibo Maiga is set to continue up front for the Hammers.

Saturday: 15.00

Last three meetings

Everton 2 (Mirallas 2) West Ham 0, Premier League, May 2013

West Ham 1 (Cole) Everton 2, (Anichebe, Pienaar) Premier League, December 2012

Everton 2 (Bilyaletdinov, Fellaini) West Ham 2 (Spector, Piquionne) Premier League, January 2011

Stats

Everton haven’t lost against West Ham in eleven matches and have won six of those.

Kevin Nolan is one of just two West Ham players to have scored in the league this season. Nolan has reached 10 league goals in each of the last four seasons.

Everton have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three Premier League games, whilst West Ham have failed to score in any of theirs.

ODDS

West Ham: 3.4

Everton: 2.24

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