Everton welcome West Ham United to Goodison Park in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
Both sides have begun the season groggily, sitting on the underwhelming return of four points from six matches despite timid signs of improvement lately.
Everton have drawn their last four outings but are still winless this term while the Hammers were left to rue VAR as they emerged empty-handed from a trip to Stamford Bridge the weekend before last.
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming meeting between these sides.
Where can you watch Everton vs West Ham Highlights?
Channel: Sky Sports Football
Channel: BBC Match of the Day 2
Stream: Sky Football YouTube channel
Everton vs West Ham H2H Results (Last Five Games)
Everton: 2 Wins
West Ham: 3 Wins
Current Form (Last Five Games)
West Ham: WWDLW
Everton team news
Last weekend’s postponements have afforded Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Abdoulaye Doucoure another week of training after recovering from knee and hamstring injuries respectively. Both could be involved on Sunday.
The three centre-backs Mason Holgate (knee), Yerry Mina (ankle) and Ben Godfrey (fibula) aren’t expected back nearly as soon. Andros Townsend is another long-term absentee
Jordan Pickford reportedly injured his thigh by kicking the ball too powerfully. The England number one will miss September’s internationals. A knee injury to backup goalkeeper Andy Lonergan has forced Everton into the emergency signing of Eldin Jakupovic as an understudy for Asmir Begovic this weekend.
Everton Starting 11: Begovic; Patterson, Coady, Tarkowski, Mykolenko; Davies, Onana, Iwobi; Gray, Calvert-Lewin, Gordon.
Bench: Jakupovic, Keane, Allan, McNeil, Coleman, Gueye, Vinagre, Maupay, Doucoure.
West Ham team news
Aaron Cresswell’s availability remains in doubt as the boyhood Liverpool fan nurses a groin problem.
Neither Nayef Aguerd nor Ben Johnson is likely to feature until October at the earliest. However, Maxwel Cornet (head) and Tomas Soucek (foot) have recovered from their recent injuries.
West Ham Starting 11: Fabianski; Coufal, Kehrer, Zouma, Emerson; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Paqueta, Fornals; Antonio.
Bench: Areola, Randolph, Downes, Ogbonna, Benrahma, Coventry, Dawson, Cornet, Lanzini.
Everton suffered defeat home and away to West Ham for the first time in the same season since the 1972/73 campaign last term.
While their wait for a first victory of the season may drag on another week, Everton’s newfound rigidity could cancel out a West Ham side that is still piecing itself together after a £160m outlay in the summer.
Prediction: Everton 0-0 West Ham