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Premier League

  • December 22, 2012
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • Boleyn Ground, London
  • Referee: A. Taylor
  • • Attendance: 35005

Premier League Preview: West Ham - Everton

Sam Allardyce's side has drawn four and lost four in a poor run against the visitors and will be looking to capitalize on a squad without the suspended Marouane Fellaini.



Demel, Collins, Reid, O'Brien
O'Neil, Noble
Taylor, Nolan
, Jarvis

Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines
Naismith, Hitzlsperger, Gibson, Pienaar

West Ham will have to make a few changes as it will be without Mohamed Diame (hamstring), Alou Diarra (thigh), George McCartney (knee) and Ricardo Vaz Te (shoulder).

Yossi Benayoun and Jack Collison (both knee) could both return to the squad after recovering in time for this match, but Sam Allardyce may go with an unchanged lineup from their goalless draw against West Brom.

For Everton, Marouane Fellaini starts his three-match suspension for headbutting Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross. Thomas Hitzlsperger could deputize in his absence with Leon Osman moving into a more advanced role.

David Moyes will also be without Victor Anichebe and Kevin Mirallas (both hamstring), Tony Hibbert (calf) and Phil Neville (knee).

  • West Ham has won none of the last eight Premier League fixtures with Everton, drawing the last three of them.
  • If the Hammers lose the match, it will be their 100th defeat at Upton Park in the Premier League.
  • Sam Allardyce's men have picked up the most cards this season - 37 in total, all of which are yellow.
  • Everton has won only one of six games without Marouane Fellaini (pictured right) in the top-flight this season, compared with a 41 percent win rate with him in the team.
  • The Toffees have hit the woodwork 13 times this season. Only Real Madrid (17) has hit it more times among teams in the top five European leagues.
  • David Moyes' men have scored in each of their last 14 Premier League games and conceded in their last 12 - the longest runs seen this season.
  • Everton has the fifth-worst record in the Premier League this season from a winning position, having dropped 13 points when in front.
  • However, the Toffees have the third-best record when in a losing position, having picked up 14 points when behind in matches this year.


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22Jussi JaaskelainenGoalkeeper
2Winston ReidDefender
5James TomkinsDefender
17Joey O'BrienDefender
19James CollinsDefender
4Kevin NolanMidfielder
7Matthew JarvisMidfielder
7Matthew TaylorMidfielder
16Mark NobleMidfielder
26Gary O'NeilMidfielder
9Carlton ColeStriker
30Raphael SpiegelGoalkeeper
42Jordan SpenceDefender
-Jack CollisonMidfielder
23Alou DiarraMidfielder
-George MoncurMidfielder
-Sebastian Francisco LletgetMidfielder
11Modibo MaigaStriker
24Tim HowardGoalkeeper
3Leighton BainesDefender
5John HeitingaDefender
6Phil JagielkaDefender
15Sylvain DistinDefender
4Darron GibsonMidfielder
-Phil NevilleMidfielder
21Leon OsmanMidfielder
22Steven PienaarMidfielder
18Nikica JelavicStriker
28Victor AnichebeStriker
1Jan MuchaGoalkeeper
8Bryan OviedoMidfielder
34Shane DuffyDefender
10Thomas HitzlspergerMidfielder
20Ross BarkleyMidfielder
14Steven NaismithStriker
27Apostolos VelliosStriker

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