One of the most intriguing ties of the Premier League weekend comes at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday afternoon, when sixth-placed West Ham play host to ninth-placed Everton.
The Hammers have enjoyed a fine start to the season, picking up 13 of their 20 points on their travels, including wins at Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool and Crystal Palace.
However, they were beaten 2-0 by Watford at Vicarage Road last Saturday, and their home form hasn’t been as impressive – they have lost to both Leicester and newly-promoted Bournemouth at the Boleyn Ground – although they did triumph against Chelsea a fortnight ago.
Meanwhile, Roberto Martinez’s visitors have been largely inconsistent, but they did react to successive defeats with a 6-2 thrashing of Sunderland at Goodison Park last Sunday, which included one goal and two assists for their club-record signing, Romelu Lukaku.
The hosts’ Andy Carroll has played a bit-part role in 2015/16 as he returns from injury, but the tall striker will be hoping for more minutes and goals as looks to make a late push for England’s Euro 2016 squad.
Here’s how the duo match-up so far this term…