Don Hutchison suggested that Everton’s front four is as good as West Ham’s, when speaking during an appearance on BBC Radio Five Live last night (Tuesday, October 8th, 19:56).
The Toffees have made an extremely poor start to the season, whilst the Hammers have been impressive.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side currently sit 10 places and five points ahead Marco Silva’s men.
Everton play host to West Ham after the two-week international break on October 19th. And both sides will be keen to secure all three points.
Both teams have very exciting attacking players amongst their ranks.
But which side has the most dangerous front four?
Hutchison, who played for both sides, told BBC Radio Five Live last night how he believes Everton are easily as dangerous as West Ham on their day:
“You could look at West Ham’s four then you could look at Everton’s four and go if they start playing well, and get a tune out of them, then there’s not a great deal of difference. I totally understand West Ham’s front four are playing a lot better with more confidence, but still with Sigurdsson and Bernard, you look at Richarlison you’re looking at players that cost a lot of money but are not playing well.”
West Ham’s front four have certainly looked more dangerous than Everton’s so far this season.
The likes of Richarlison, Bernard and Sigurdsson have been nowhere near their best.
Felipe Anderson, Manuel Lanzini and Andriy Yarmolenko, meanwhile, have all been in decent form.
And the fact that the Hammers have a £45 million striker in Sebastien Haller gives them a huge advantage over the Toffees.
Everton have a lot to prove this season, and their clash at home to West Ham on October 19th will give us a first hand view of which side actually have the best attacking line-up.