Both Everton and West Ham will be hoping they can return to winning ways in the Premier League when the paid meet at Goodison Park on Sunday.
Whilst Rafa Benitez’s men managed to claim a point off Manchester United before the international break the Hammer’s will be less pleased with their defeat to this seasons surprise package Brentford and will be looking to bounce back on their trip to Liverpool.
Benitez’s impressive start to life on Merseyside has seen the former Liverpool boss claim 14 points from his first seven games leading to Everton’s place in the European spots. Their attacking options for the game remain limited however with both Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison still sidelined through injury.
The Toffee’s injury woes don’t end there either with Lucas Digne, Seamus Coleman and Andre Gomes all currently on the treatment table.
David Moyes will no doubt be keen to make an impression on his return to the club where he made his managerial name but could be left disappointed by the potential absence of Vladimir Coufal who returned from international duty with the Czech Republic with a slight groin injury that will be assessed before kick-off. Should he miss out Moyes can however call on Ryan Fredericks who returns after 3 matches out also with a groin issue.
Make of it what you will but David Moyes record against Rafa Benitez doesn’t make good reading for the West Ham boss. The pair have gone head-to-head in 15 previous Premier League matches with the Scotsman only claiming victory on two occasions. With West Ham claiming only one win in their last five league games he’ll be hoping to improve that stat on Sunday at 2pm.