Five key Everton stars will be missing for the West Ham clash confirms Frank Lampard as the Hammers get a big boost.
They say you should never look a gift horse in the mouth and that very much applies to West Ham for Sunday’s trip to Everton.
West Ham have won just one of their opening six games and sit in the bottom three of the fledgling Premier League table ahead of the trip to Goodison Park.
David Moyes returns to his old club Everton who are led by former West Ham academy graduate Frank Lampard.
Everton have four points like the Hammers but are actually yet to win a game this season.
Both sides will be desperate to get all three points and alleviate any early pressure.
West Ham go into the Everton game off the back of a 3-2 win away at Silkeborg in the Europa Conference League on Thursday night.
Moyes has a near fully fit squad to choose from with only Nayef Aguerd, Ben Johnson and youngster Harrison Ashby carrying injuries.
The same cannot be said for the Toffees, though, it seems.
As West Ham fans will know Everton have confirmed star man Jordan Pickford will miss the match due to an injury which will also keep him out of the England squad.
Pickford’s replacement for the West Ham game will be 35-year-old veteran goalkeeper Asmir Begovic who have played just three Premier League games in five years.
And Pickford is not the only player missing for Everton when they take on the Hammers.
Five key Everton stars are missing for West Ham clash Lampard has confirmed as the Hammers get a big boost.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference Lampard confirmed that Mason Holgate (knee), Yerry Mina (ankle), Ben Godfrey (fractured fibula) and Andros Townsend (ACL) also remain sidelined as well as Pickford.
Lampard also said he was unsure whether striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin would be able to start having only just returned to fitness following injury.
West Ham must try to take advantage by going for it at Goodison Park and getting a much-needed win.