After underwhelming starts to the Premier League season for both The Toffees as well as The Hammers, a change in management has been successful in bringing about a turnaround in their fortunes. David Moyes at West Ham and Sam Allardyce at Everton have brought around a remarkable change in the football being played at the two clubs.
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Sam Allardyce is known for his remarkable record of rehabilitating struggling “smaller” clubs in the Premier League by bringing them back to the safer positions of the table. West Ham, Sunderland and Crystal Palace are some of the latest clubs to have experienced the Big Sam effect.
Southampton vs Everton
Venue: St Mary’s
Southampton play host to a struggling Everton side on Sunday at St Mary’s with the Toffees remaining manager-less, over a month after they sacked Ronald Koeman.
Crystal Palace vs Everton
Venue: Selhurst Park
David Unsworth takes charge of Everton once again as the Toffees are yet to find a new manager to take charge of the struggling Merseyside squad. The Blues travel to London to play an out of form Crystal Palace, with the recently appointed Roy Hodgson yet to truly turn around the Eagles fortunes.
Farhad Moshiri’s attempts to lure Marco Silva from Watford are telling of an owner with ambition, though the hesitation, coupled with the lack of options available in the managerial market could mean the Merseyside outfit find themselves in a catch 22.