The Everton XI Koeman must pick to ease West Ham aside
Everton travel to the London Stadium this Saturday to take on Slaven Bilic’s West Ham as they continue their chase for European qualification.
Ronald Koeman’s side have been in terrific form since the turn of the year, and have climbed to seventh place in the table, level on points with Arsenal – although the Gunners do have two games in hand.
The Toffees have won their last seven consecutive home matches and have lost only once at Goodison Park since the turn of the year. While they started the year brightly away from home, Everton have struggled on the road in recent weeks, stumbling to defeats at Liverpool and Tottenham, as well as being held to frustrating draws at Stoke, Middlesborough and Manchester United.
If Lukaku and co. are to propel themselves into the fight for Europa League football, they will have to find the sort of form away from home to match that they have shown on Merseyside. A trip to east London could be the perfect place to start, however, the boys in blue will have to be at their best to overcome a resurgent West Ham, who find themselves in a relegation dogfight.
Here is the starting XI that Ronald Koeman should name ahead of the clash …