Eight draws in 11 Premier League games have seen Everton slide out of the top four but David Moyes knows there is no need to panic when they still only trail Tottenham by two points. The Toffees are on a run of six without a win away from Goodison Park and will be eager to put that right with three points at Upton Park. But West Ham have saved their best performances for their own supporters, winning four games and losing just twice.
• Should West Ham lose this game, it'll be their 100th Premier League defeat at Upton Park.
• Everton have lost more points from conceding last minute goals than any other side (6).
West Ham are set to go into the clash with Everton with much the same squad as injuries remain a concern for Sam Allardcye: the Hammers were unable to name a full compliment of subs in draw at West Brom. Yossi Benayoun is on the road to recovery from a recent knee problem and may come into contention for a place in the front three, with Matt Taylor the most under threat from the Israeli. Guy Demel and Joey O’Brien are likely to keep the full-back berths, while Gary O’Neil seems to be Sam Allardyce’s preferred central midfield option in light of Mohamed Diame’s recent hamstring injury.
J Jaaskelainen • G Demel, J Collins, W Reid, J O'Brien • M Taylor, M Noble, G O'Neil, M Jarvis • K Nolan • C Cole
Marouane Fellaini serves the first of a three-match ban, affording David Moyes a midfield headache for the trip to West Ham. Steven Pienaar, Leon Osman and Steven Naismith could all move to the role in “the hole” behind Nikica Jelavic, though the South African is perhaps the likeliest contender, with Bryan Oviedo handed a berth on the left wing.
T Howard • S Coleman, P Jagielka, S Distin, L Baines • S Naismith, D Gibson, L Osman, B Oviedo • S Pienaar • N Jelavic