Sam Allardyce looks set to be without Joe Cole and Stewart Downing once again, though the pair are expected to return next weekend. The Hammers boss handed Razvan Rat his first taste of league action from the bench last week and could hand the left-back his first start, while Mladen Petric is included in the squad after stepping up his fitness and is expected to play some part.
Romelu Lukaku is set for his Everton debut having been ineligible for last weekend's fixture against parent club Chelsea. Darron Gibson and Arouna Kone could be set for a return to the Toffees squad, though both may need to make do with bench roles. Steven Pienaar is rated as “50-50” by Roberto Martinez after missing out last weekend.