Two managers meet their former clubs this weekend as David Moyes prepares his European-chasing West Ham for a crucial clash against Everton, while Frank Lampard once again does battle against his boyhood club, looking to put a dent in their top-six hopes and boost his side’s chance of survival.
Moyes has worked wonders in E20 to, not only get West Ham into the Europa League, but have them in the quarter-finals — where they meet Lyon next week — and still competing for the top six in the Premier League. With a skeletal squad, the Glaswegian has done brilliantly so far to navigate the congested schedule.
His former club have not fared quite so brightly these past few seasons. All looked glorious at Goodison when Carlo Ancelotti had the reins, but the esteemed coach dumped them for Real Madrid and now they are battling to retain their top-flight status, a status the club have never lost in their 144-year existence.
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West Ham vs Everton: Match Stats
Declan Rice enters this fixture once again as West Ham’s protagonist. The elegant metronomic midfielder displayed his qualities with England during the international break and will look to take that momentum into Sunday’s battle at the London Stadium. He has registered the fourth-most tackles of any Premier League midfielder this term, just below Christian Norgaard (91), John McGinn (80) and Everton’s Allan (66), with the latter suspended for this contest.
The Hammers may find themselves in the box seat at half time. No Premier League side has scored either a lower total (eight) or share (28% – 8/29) of their goals in the first half of games this season than Everton. Incredibly, the Merseyside club have failed to score in the first half in 11 of their last 13 Premier League games.
17 Oct 2021 – Everton 0-1 West Ham – Premier League
09 May 2021 – West Ham 0-1 Everton – Premier League
01 Jan 2021 – Everton 0-1 West Ham – Premier League
30 Sep 2020 – Everton 4-1 West Ham – League Cup
18 Jan 2020 – West Ham 1-1 Everton – Premier League
One goal has seemed to be enough to bag you a win in this fixture over the last few games. Earlier this campaign, Angelo Ogbonna’s bullet header 15 minutes from time sunk Rafa Benitez’s men, and it may be another low-scoring affair this time around with so much at stake for both clubs.