This Sunday is a crucial day for Everton. Despite not being able to count on James Rodríguez, the ‘toffees’ are obliged to win against a direct rival in the fight for a place in the European leagues.
They will face West Ham, a team that currently occupies the fifth box of the Premier League and that needs a victory to be within a Champions League shot.
As Carlo Ancelotti mentioned in his last press conference, the great absence from the game will be James. “He had a little problem during the warm-up against Aston Villa,” which is why the Colombian was absent.
During the week he said he could play without problems, but two days later! He backed off: “He did not train with the team, he is beginning a proper rehabilitation. He will start training next week ”. Even when they insisted on what was wrong with his star, he got angry … “I don’t talk about that anymore,” was his answer.
With the Colombian out for the umpteenth time, the Italian will have to look for effective alternatives against a team that leaves a lot of space in its back area. Fast men like Iwobi or Bernard would be key.
Regarding the news, the Liverpool team will have the return of Abdoulaye Doucouré, who fully recovered from his injury and may be taken into account. “Without him, we had more problems. He is one of the most important players we have and he has been an excellent signing, ”Carletto said of the Frenchman.
Regarding the rival, the coach David Moyes, according to the local press, plans a game launched on the attack to take three points that leave him very close to Leicester, last classified in the Champions League. Although they currently have a place in the Europa League, the London team wants to make history.
Based on the above, Manchester United will not have Masuaku due to injury and three key players are in doubt: Rice, Ogbonna, Noble. Defensive rear completely beaten.
The most recent duel between the two teams took place on September 30 of last year (League Cup), the day the ‘toffees’ thrashed 4-1. Calvert-Lewin x3 and Richarlison scores, Snodgrass discounted.
The last victory for Everton officiating as a visitor was in 2019. That day they took the three points of the London Olympian thanks to the annotations of Zouma and Bernard.
West Ham: Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell; Lanzini, Soucek; Fornals, Lingard, Benrahma; Antonio.
Trainer: David Moyes.
Everton: Pickford; Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Digne; Davies, Allan; Iwobi, Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin.
Trainer: Carlo Ancelotti.
Hour: 10:30 a.m.
Stadium: London Olympic Stadium.