Everton vs West Ham United live stream, Sunday 17 October, 2pm BST
David Moyes returns to Goodison Park on Sunday looking to get West Ham back on track in the Premier League.
The Hammers were beaten 2-1 at home to Brentford immediately prior to the international break, and they have now only one of their last five matches. Their downturn in form coincided with the start of the Europa League, and while it is difficult to prove causation, there have long been fears that West Ham could struggle to balance the two competitions.
Their squad is not the deepest, and Moyes prefers to name a settled starting XI where possible. The Scot may soon have to embrace rotation, at least to an extent. West Ham look to be taking the Europa League seriously, and that stance should be welcomed given how hard they worked to qualify for the competition last term. The Premier League remains the bread and butter, though, and a continuation of their recent indifferent form would leave Moyes with some tough decisions to make.
Rafael Benitez might privately be happy that Everton are absent from European competition in his first season at the helm. The Spaniard was not a universally popular appointment in the blue half of Merseyside, but he has made a positive start in the job and avoided any serious criticism so far. Everton have lost only one of their first seven games and go into the weekend in fifth place.
The 1-1 draw with Manchester United last time out typified what Benitez has brought to this team. Everton had a clear game plan based on defensive solidity and quick counter-attacks. They did not panic after conceding the first goal, and deserved to get back into the game in the second half. They might even have emerged from Old Trafford with all three points had they shown a little more cuteness in the final third.
The Goodison faithful will not be singing Benitez’s name just yet, but he deserves credit for his work so far. Victory over West Ham and Moyes would further endear him to the Everton masses.
Kick-off is at 2pm BST on Sunday, 17 October, and UK viewers can watch it on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD. See below for international broadcast options.
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