Everton return to Premier League action this weekend in an attempt to continue their strong start to the season against West Ham.
The Toffees fought to a 1-1 draw at Manchester United ahead of the international break despite a number of players sidelined with injuries.
Rafael Benitez welcomes former Everton boss David Moyes back to Goodison Park with the Blues three points clear of West Ham.
The Hammers come into this game following a costly 2-1 home loss to Brentford last time following Yoane Wissa’s stoppage strike.
Everton vs West Ham: date and time
The Premier League clash will take place on Sunday, October 17.
The game at Goodison Park kicks off at 2 p.m. ET.
A late winner by Tomas Soucek was enough to separate the two teams in this game last season.
Everton v West Ham TV Channel & Live Stream
This match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League with live coverage from 1pm.
Sky Sports customers can stream this live through the app using their mobile devices, tablets or computers.
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Updates will also be broadcast live on talkSPORT throughout the afternoon.
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Everton v West Ham: team news
Lucas Digne has been added to the hosts’ growing list of injuries after contracting a hamstring problem on international duty with France.
The left-back is slated for a short period on the sidelines and he joins Fabian Delph to be excluded from Sunday’s clash.
Everton also still have concerns over Dominic Calvert-Lewin, club captain Seamus Coleman and Richarlison.
On the visitors’ side, West Ham has slight doubts about Vladimir Coufal following his withdrawal from the Czech Republic squad due to a minor groin injury.
West Ham United medical director Richard Collinge said: “Vladimir has a slight groin injury which has caused him some discomfort.
“We and the Czech Republic medical team have agreed that it would be beneficial for him to rest during this time, and we will manage his recovery carefully so that he is again available for selection as soon as possible. . “
Everton vs West Ham: match statistics
- Everton have won more Premier League games (27) and scored more Premier League goals (87) against West Ham than against any other team in the competition.
- West Ham have won two of their last three Premier League away games against Everton (L1), as many as they had on their previous 21 visits to Goodison Park. They are looking to win consecutive away championship games against the Toffees for the first time since March 1930.
- Everton have won all three of their Premier League home games so far this season – they last won each of their first four at Goodison Park in a 1978-79 league campaign under Gordon Lee.
- West Ham have lost two of their last three Premier League games (W1), more than in their previous nine combined (1). However, away from home, West Ham are unbeaten in six Premier League appearances (W4, D2), with the Hammers having had a longer run in the competition in January 2009 (7 games).
- Everton have gained seven points from losing Premier League positions this season, more than any other team entering this weekend’s games. Indeed, it is already as much (or more) than they won in each of their last three campaigns, the Toffees having gained more points from behind in 2017-18 (14).
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton has scored five goals in his last four appearances against West Ham in all competitions – the only team he’s scored so many goals against for the Toffees is Newcastle (5).
- Andros Townsend has been directly involved in eight goals in nine games in all competitions for Everton (5 goals, 3 assists), as many as he had in his last 61 appearances for Crystal Palace (2 goals, 6 assists). However, Townsend has never scored in 14 games against West Ham, more than he has faced any other team without finding the net in his career.
- No player has had more range of the ball leading to a shot (12) or a goal (3) than Demarai Gray of Everton in the Premier League this season. Michail Antonio of West Ham also had three scoring runs this quarter.
- In all competitions (ahead of this weekend’s games) only Mohamed Salah (12) has been directly involved in more goals among Premier League players this season than West Ham’s Michail Antonio (10 – 6 goals, 4 assists).
- West Ham duo Said Benrahma and Michail Antonio have created 14 Premier League chances this season (7 each), more than any other pair in the competition so far this season.