Everton v West Ham team news & stats

Date published: Friday 4th March 2016 12:01

Leighton Baines: Should start for Everton against West Ham

Leighton Baines: Should start for Everton against West Ham

Everton are unbeaten in 15 Premier League games against West Ham going into Saturday’s latest encounter at Goodison Park.

Team news

Leighton Baines is to see a specialist about pain in his ankle but is still expected to be available for Everton.

Bryan Oviedo is being assessed after sustaining a knock in Tuesday’s 3-1 win at Aston Villa, along with Tom Cleverley, who missed that match due to illness. Muhamed Besic and Darron Gibson could return.

West Ham defender James Collins is set to miss the next three matches with a hamstring injury sustained in the 1-0 victory over Tottenham on Wednesday.

Apart from Collins, all the players present in the squad for Spurs will be travelling to Goodison with Victor Moses, Winston Reid (hamstring), Joey O’Brien (hamstring), James Tomkins (calf), Enner Valencia (ankle) and Sam Bryam (suspended) still out.

Opta stats

  • Everton have won 10 and lost none of their last 15 Premier League matches against West Ham United.
  • Everton have scored in every single match in that 15 game run while the Hammers have only failed to score in three of the matches.
  • Romelu Lukaku has scored in all seven appearances for Everton against West Ham in all competitions.
  • The Toffees have beaten the Hammers 22 times in the Premier League, more often than they have defeated any other opponent.
  • West Ham have won just three of their 39 Premier League away trips to Merseyside (at Liverpool/Everton); losing 26 and drawing 10. They won at Liverpool earlier this season, however.
  • West Ham have opened the scoring in each of their last four meetings in all competitions versus Everton but have won none (D3 L1, though one of the draws resulted in a penalty shootout where the Hammers progressed to the next round).
  • Everton have won just four of their last 16 Premier League matches at Goodison Park (W4 D4 L8).
  • West Ham have won just one of their last nine Premier League away matches (W1 D4 L4).
  • Lukaku has now scored 17 Premier League goals this season, equalling his best ever tally in 2012/13 (at West Bromwich Albion).
  • Aaron Lennon has found the net in four of his last six Premier League games and has never lost a Premier League game that he’s scored in (31 games, 27 wins, four draws).


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