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All you need to know: Everton v West Ham

West Ham take on a high-flying Everton team on New Year’s Day.

The two sides will clash with the Toffees looking to make up ground on leaders Liverpool.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side are currently fourth and haven’t lost in five; they are just four points behind their bitter rivals.

The Hammers, by comparison, are 10th, six points behind Ancelotti’s men in fourth.

Here’s your match preview!


Everton v West Ham – Premier League.


The game will take place at Goodison Park and will be behind closed doors.


The game will kick off at 17:30.


The game will air on BT Sport in the UK.

Injury news – West Ham

Arthur Masuaku is on the sidelines, as we know.

Michail Antonio is fit but it remains to be seen if he will start.

Injury news – Everton

Everton have a number of injury issues.

Allan will miss out with a thigh injury, along with Lucas Digne (ankle), James Rodriguez (calf), Fabian Delph (thigh), and Jean-Philippe Gbamin (calf).

Richarlison could return after a concussion.

Last 5 meetings

The Hammers have a poor record against the Toffees.

They have only won one of the last five meetings, running out 3-1 winners in 2018.

Since then, Everton have won 2-0 twice, there has been a 1-1 draw, and the Irons were beaten 4-1 in the League Cup earlier this season.


Kevin Friend will be the man in the middle. Simon Beck and Eddie Smart will be the assistants, with Andy Madley the fourth official. Simon Hooper will be on VAR duty, assisted by Nick Hopton.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

One comment on “All you need to know: Everton v West Ham

  1. We are six points behind 4th place but we are not going to get six points from one game, so the way I prefer to look at it is we are only 3 points from 5th place. Now that is achievable.

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