Everton will be looking to pick up their first three points of the Premier League season when they face West Ham.
If Frank Lampard’s side lose on Sunday, it will be the first time the club has failed to win in their opening seven games since 1994.
The Toffees face David Moyes’ Hammers who themselves have not had a good start to the season, winning one game and sitting 18th in the table.
They are also the league’s lowest scorers having only found the net three times this season.
None of these goals have been scored in the first half, with West Ham being the only team yet to do so.
Everton vs West Ham: How to follow
This Premier League fixture will take place on Sunday, September 18.
Kick-off at Goodison Park is at 2:15pm.
The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football with coverage starting at 2:05pm.
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Everton vs West Ham: Team news
Everton will be without their goalkeeper and captain Jordan Pickford as he has picked up a thigh injury and is expected to be out for a few weeks.
Asmir Begovic will start in goal while Eldin Jakupovic was signed on a free this week to provide back-up.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is back in training and could be in the squad this weekend. Abdoulaye Doucoure could also return to the team.
Nayef Aguerd and Ben Johnson are the only expected absentees from the West Ham squad.
Big money signing Lucas Paqueta started the Hammers’ last league game against Chelsea and could line up from the start once again.
Everton vs West Ham: What’s been said?
Hammers boss Moyes has likened his West Ham team to Everton and shared sympathy with the club’s current situation.
“I think Everton are a bit like ourselves,” he explained. “There is a bit of a rebuild going on and I think Frank is starting to put bits together.
“They’ve obviously not had as much money to spend as they’ve had in past seasons but I think they’ve brought in some really good players.
“Conor Coady and James Tarkowski are really good Premier League players, really experienced players. They brought in [Amadou] Onana who we liked also.
“I think that Frank’s putting together a strong side and sometimes it takes a little bit of time for all these things to work.
“I’ve been saying that myself. We’ve brought in new players and it does take time to get it going.”
Everton vs West Ham: Match facts
- Michail Antonio has been involved in West Ham’s last two Premier League goals, assisting Tomas Soucek against Spurs before scoring against Chelsea. He’s looking to score in consecutive Premier League games for the first time since August 2021 (a run of three).
- Only Nick Pope (82.4 per cent) has a higher save percentage than Everton keeper Jordan Pickford in the Premier League this season (81.3 per cent). It’s the highest save percentage he’s recorded in a single campaign in the competition, up almost 15 per cent from last term (66.7 per cent).
- Everton manager Frank Lampard has lost three of his four Premier League games against West Ham (W1) – he’s only lost more against Liverpool in the competition (4), while only against Liverpool again (80 per cent) has he lost a higher percentage of his top-flight games in charge than against the Hammers (75 per cent).
- West Ham United have lost seven of their last nine Premier League away games (W2). Overall in 2022 they’ve lost eight on the road (W3 D1), with only Everton losing more away games so far this calendar year.
- Everton have an expected goals against value of 10.3, but have conceded just six goals in the Premier League this season – it’s the biggest difference between xG against and actual goals conceded in the competition this term (4.3).
- Everton are winless in their last seven Premier League games, with three defeats being followed by four consecutive draws – they last time the Toffees drew five league games in a row was in May 1977.
- West Ham have won both of their last two Premier League away games against Everton, each by a 1-0 scoreline. They’ve never won three consecutive trips to Goodison Park in their league history.
- Everton have won more Premier League games (27) and scored more Premier League goals (88) against West Ham than they have vs any other opponent. However, they’ve lost three of their last four against the Hammers (W1).
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