West Ham United will face Everton at Olympic Stadium, in London, at 32nd Round of English Premier League. West Ham United against Everton is always the match with big interest after their previous matches in English Premier League. This round is very important fighting for positions in the league. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
West Ham United
West Ham United same as other middle-class football clubs in Premier League has almost lost all chances to be among strongest 6 teams. Top 6 PL teams almost guarantee their places in Europe competitions, however, fight between thems is continuing. The Hammers now stand at 9th position with 42 points and main goals of the season still to save place among 10 strongest. Manuel Pellegrini will try to finish this season as great as it is possible. Especially having this kind of strong and talented players, they should succeed in his plans.
The Irons won 3 last home matches and in total, their form at home is very impressive. In last 9 home matches, West Ham won 6, have drawn 2 and lost only once against Watford. The last match at home showed how strong they want to win matches and fight until the end. After 65min and losing with 3:1 result to Huddersfield, they made a superb comeback and won the match. Previously, they won against Arsenal and have drawn with Liverpool.
Felipe Anderson, Chicharito and Marko Arnautovic we can call team leaders in the attack. Unfortunately, some of the leaders of the team are injured almost since the start of the season. Winston Reid, Carlos Sanchez, Jack Wilshere, and Andrii Yarmolenko will miss next match due to injuries. The team looks strong at creating chances using through balls and coming back from losing positions. However, they have weaknesses at defending set pieces, against through ball attacks and attacks down the wings.
Everton this season is looking weak enough to fight with top teams in Premier League. They are now at 11 positions with 2 points difference with West Ham United. This game should be very important for them if they want to be in the first half of the table. Of course, the team’s game is far from ideal and there is something to strive for. The team needs to improve the defense, although there are good players who can play at the highest level. Strange, but in all positions, there are excellent players with the prospect of being the best in the league, but for now they cannot open up.
The Blues struggling in road games. They have only 4 wins and already 8 loses in 15 games. However, in away matches, they scored 20 goals. In the last 10 matches, Everton won 4, have drawn one with Liverpool and lost 5 games. Lats match in PL was against Chelsea and they surprisingly won it with 2:0 result saving clean sheet. Chelsea controlled the game, however, Toffees were more dangerous and took a strong win.
All main squad players are fit and ready to face West Ham in 32nd Round. Everton is strong at attacking down the wings, creating chances using through balls, shooting from direct free kicks and aerial duels. However, they are facing troubles at defending against through ball attacks, avoiding individual errors and protecting the lead.
Last year these teams met twice in Premier League. Both matches West Ham won with the same result 3:1 as at Olympic Stadium, same as in road game. Every game between them is always very interesting and impressive to watch.
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