West Ham’s predicted starting XI to beat Everton this weekend
West Ham recorded perhaps their most important win yet at the London Stadium a fortnight ago as they beat relegation rivals Swansea 1-0 to lift themselves closer to safety with just five games to play until the end of the season.
Senegal international Cheikhou Kouyate found the net with a fine strike just before the half time whistle much to the joy of the 56,000 strong crowd to give the Hammers their first win in eight games.
In had been a miserable run that saw Slaven Bilic’s side sink from mid-table obsecurity into a relegation dog fight and fighting for their Premier League lives. After a record points total and seventh placed finish last season, this year has been hugely disappointing for the Hammers, especially after moving in to their new stadium.
Last week saw West Ham pick up another point against a resilient Sunderland, but should really have left the Stadium of Light with three points.
The next challenge in the path of Bilic and co. is that of Ronald Koeman’s Everton, who have been in terrific form since the turn of the year. The Toffees are struggling on the road at the minute though, and hence the fixture could be a good opportunity for the Hammers to pick up another crucial victory.
So here is the starting XI we think Slaven Bilic is likely to name in order to try and topple the Toffees…