Everton v West Ham United
Both Everton and West Ham go into Sunday’s clash at Goodison Park with a number of injury problems to contend with.
The hosts go into the game still unbeaten, after recording one win and three draws in their opening four matches, and will look to secure a third successive home win over the Hammers.
Last season Everton won this fixture 4-0 and the Blues’ recent record at Goodison is impressive – losing just one of their last 10 Premier League home games and that was against Manchester City.
But Marco Silva has seen his squad decimated by suspension and injury going into Sunday’s match, with a host of first-team squad members missing.
Richarlison, who scored twice for Brazil in midweek, serves the second game of his three-match ban, while Seamus Coleman, Idrissa Gueye, Michael Keane and Phil Jagielka are all set to miss out through injury.
Theo Walcott faces a late fitness test but Everton have been boosted by the news that Dominic Calvert-Lewin has trained with the squad over the last couple of days and could be included.
West Ham are in search of their first point of the season and with Chelsea and Manchester United to come in the next two league games, this match has taken on extra importance.
Manuel Pellegrini, who received a vote of confidence from Karen Brady this week, will be without Jack Wilshere (ankle injury) while Javier Hernandez is a doubt after suffering with illness this week.
The Hammers, who have failed to score on their last two trips to Goodison, are still missing long-term absentees Andy Carroll and Manuel Lanzini.