After a few weekends of real glamour ties in the Premier League, this coming Saturday to Monday shift is, on the surface, a little underwhelming.
The big teams are universally facing sides they should beat, while there are very few early-season six pointers knocking around.
However, for us, one game stands out… Sunday’s clash between Everton and West Ham. We’re so excited about this one in FFC Towers that we’ve made it our Fixture in Focus, with both sides having had contrasting seasons thus far. Indeed, the travelling Hammers have revived themselves a little of late with back-to-back wins after a start that saw them tentatively talked about as relegation candidates, while the Toffees, who lost at Burnley last time out, are winless in divisional action since mid-September following a flying opening to Ronald Koeman’s reign.
The sheer contrast between the sides who are, on paper, well matched makes this one enthralling, and as part of our build-up we thought it would be interesting to find out which players West Ham fans would gladly take from their upcoming opponents.
Not too many have moved between the two teams – albeit Enner Valencia is on loan at Goodison Park from the London Stadium – but we’re sure a few Hammers would be happy to have a Toffee or two!