Match Preview: Everton v West Ham

Recent Meetings

22 Apr 2017 West Ham 0-0 Everton
30 Oct 2016 Everton 2-0 West Ham
5 Mar 2016 Everton 2-3 West Ham
7 Nov 2015 West Ham 1-1 Everton
16 May 2015 West Ham 1-2 Everton

Overview

  • This will be [insert manager]’s first/last (delete as appropriate) game as Everton manager.
  • The Blues are hoping for a fresh start/to bounce back (delete as appropriate) after being annihilated by Southampton.

The Opposition

  • West Ham have been struggling in the league this season (just about worse than Everton), being 18th before the matchweek started.
  • West Ham haven’t won in their last 6 league games (3 draws, 3 defeats).
  • West Ham haven’t won away from home in the league this season (3 draws, 4 defeats).
  • Club-record signing Marko Arnautovic has yet to make an impact.
  • West Ham have the worst discipline in the league (29 yellows, 2 reds).
  • David Moyes returns to Goodison (again).

Opposition’s Most Recent Match – West Ham 1-1 Leicester

  • 32% of match action occurred in Leicester’s third, but West Ham couldn’t make the most of it and had to settle for a point.
  • West Ham bounced back from conceding an early goal by scoring a late first half goal through Cheikhou Kouyate.
  • West Ham had 4 shots in the second half – all were inside the area. Leicester, on the other hand, had just 2 shots – both were outside the area, one of which was a wayward shot from Wilfried Ndidi.
  • A draw was a fair result in the end.

One To Watch

Pablo Zabaleta – 2017/18 Premier League
Games 12
Successful Tackles 42
Fouls 15
Interceptions 29
Clearances 40
Total Blocks 32

Key Stats

  • Everton have fallen behind in 18 of their last 19 games in all competitions – including their last 13, the worst run in the club’s history.
    • Everton have conceded the first goal in 17 of those games.
  • Including friendlies, David Moyes has lost every game against Everton (7 defeats) and his teams scored only 1 goal.
  • Everton have won 4 of their last 5 league games against West Ham at Goodison Park.

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