Preview: West Ham United VS Everton
Date: Sunday 13th May 2018
Kick Off: 15:00pm
Venue: London Stadium
Referee: Graham Scott
In the last game of the Premier league season West Ham take on Everton at the London stadium after both teams have had disappointing seasons. West Ham are in good form after they confirmed their Premier League status as they earned a good point against Manchester United in the week. Everton however were able to scrap a draw against struggling Southampton in their last game. Out of the two West ham have a lot more to play for as they could finish the season 10thwith a win and other results providing.
David Moyes will still be without Javier Hernandez who has been struggling with injury in the last couple of match days. However, Moyes looks set to give January signing Jordan Hugill his first start since signing in the Mexicans absence. Moyes could also recall James Collins and Pedro Obiang to the squad as they have returned to training following long injuries.
Sam Allardyce in the Everton dugout however could be without Captain Wayne Rooney as he is suffering from a calf injury, although in what could be his last premier league game ever, as a move to DC United moves closer, he could still be involved. Allardyce however will be without Gylfi Sigurdsson who has not recovered from knee surgery. Although, Mason Holgate could return to the squad after recovering from injury.
West Ham United: Adrian, Masuaku, Ogbonna, Rice, Cresswell, Zabaleta, Kouyate, Noble, Lanzini, Arnautovic and Hugill.
Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Jagielka, Keane, Baines, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Bolasie, Davies, Vlasic and Tosun.
With West Ham still be able to clinch a top ten finish should be enough motivation for them to pick up a positive result against Everton, who have very little to play for. However, if West Ham do not accept the motivation and produce a lacklustre display then Everton will take advantage. Especially, as Sam Allardyce will love to get one over his old club. Although I’m going to go for a home win in order to appease the West Ham fans and end their dismal season on a good note.