West Ham United will lock horns with Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon as they hope to pick up maximum points on the road. The Hammers suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of Brentford before the international break. Hence, we can expect the East London outfit to be keen on bouncing back immediately by picking up a win away at Merseyside this weekend.
David Moyes will set his team up in a 4-2-3-1 formation and could keep changes to a minimum for this clash against the Toffees. However, the West Ham boss will be worried about the fitness of Vladimir Coufal who is a major doubt for this game.
4-2-3-1 West Ham United Predicted Lineup To Face Everton
Łukasz Fabiański will operate in between the sticks for the Hammers after he let in two goals versus the Bees in his last league outing. Kurt Zouma will once again operate along with Angelo Ogbonna at the centre of the Hammers backline as they look to keep the Everton attackers at bay this weekend.
As mentioned earlier, Vladimir Coufal is a significant concern ahead of this game as he continues to recover from a minor groin injury. If the Czech Republic international can pass a late fitness test, he will get the nod to function at right-back while Matt Targett looks to put in a much-improved showing as the left-back.
Craig Dawson and Issa Diop will provide cover for the centre-back spots on the West Ham bench.
Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek will once again fill in as the holding midfielders as they look to control the battle at the centre of the park and feed some decent through balls to the front players. The gifted trio of Pablo Fornals, Said Benrahma and Jarrod Bowen will operate just ahead of them as part of Moyes’ attack.
Bowen managed to get his name on the scoresheet versus the Bees, so he will be quietly confident about putting in another productive performance in the Premier League this weekend.
Michail Antonio will spearhead West Ham’s attack up top. The English striker began the campaign on fire but he failed to register a goal in his last league appearance. Maybe this game could be an ideal opportunity for Antonio to return to his goal-scoring ways in the English top-flight.