Ings: I have to settle quickly13:19, Matt VerriDanny Ings has vowed to hit the ground running after completing a £12million move to West Ham. The striker was registered in time to feature this afternoon, and the Hammers desperately need the 30-year-old to fire them up the table. Speaking to the club’s official website, Ings said: “It’s important I settle in as quickly as I can do – and do the important stuff on the pitch for West Ham.
Calvert-Lewin fit to lead the line, with Iwobi and Gray the two tasked with providing service. Everton team news14:02, Matt VerriStarting XI: Pickford, Mina, Coady, Tarkowski, Coleman, Onana, Gueye, Mykolenko, Iwobi, Gray, Calvert-LewinSubs: Holgate, McNeil, Gordon, Begovic, Maupay, Davies, Ruben Vinagre, Simms, PriceWest Ham team news14:01, Matt VerriStarting XI: Fabianski, Zouma, Aguerd, Ogbonna, Coufal, Rice, Paqueta, Emerson, Bowen, Benrahma, AntonioSubs: Ings, Johnson, Cresswell, Fornals, Lanzini, Downes, Areola, Kehrer, SoucekLampard: Everton have to keep focus13:53, Matt VerriFrank Lampard has urged his players to put any distractions to one side ahead of this afternoon’s clash.
West Ham to win 1-0. Everton team news12:56, Matt VerriFor Everton, Nathan Paterson, James Garner, Andros Townsend and Michael Keane all remain out and unavailable to Frank Lampard. Dominic Calvert-Lewin though should be fit to start having overcome his injury problems, while Alex Iwobi is also expected to be available. The former Arsenal man has been a key player for Everton this season. (AFP via Getty Images)West Ham team news12:46, Matt VerriDavid Moyes must decide whether to hand Danny Ings an immediate West Ham debut. Moyes’ tendency has been to take a cautious approach with new signings, but with Gianluca Scamacca ruled out with a knee injury, the Scot has to choose between Ings and the misfiring Michail Antonio to lead the line against the Toffees. Elsewhere, Kurt Zouma could make his first start since before the World Cup after returning to the squad for last weekend’s defeat at Wolves. Said Benrahma is also pushing to start having been left on the bench at Molineux despite scoring the winner in the previous week’s FA Cup victory over Brentford.
The Everton boss’ job is under increasing pressure, while the Toffees fans have voiced their discontent in recent weeks. There have been confrontations between fans and playeras after matches. Lampard wants the focus to be entirely on matters on the pitch. “We’re in a tough run, how can I lift the players? ” he told reporters. “Keep them together, that’s my priority. I’m also aware of the noise of what’s happening around, I’m aware, I have to make it as least of a distraction as possible, not easy or simplistic. “Myself and the players have to push that to the side and be ready. ” (Action Images via Reuters)Hosts in the building! 13:44, Matt VerriMust-win for Moyes? 13:38, Matt VerriReports suggest that David Moyes will be sacked if West Ham lose this afternoon.
The early part of Moyes’ second spell in charge was marred by similar turmoil and dissent towards the West Ham ownership but the Scot believes that, despite this season’s downturn in results, the culture of the club has changed during his reign. “I think that West Ham as a football club, and maybe the people who work here a lot longer than me might have a better idea, I think it’s a more together club than it’s ever been, ” Moyes said. “I think the passing of [joint-chairman] David Gold, actually in some ways has pulled us all together as well because he’s now recognised as someone who gave everything he really could for the club and I think that now, there’s a board there who is very trusting of their manager.
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Everton are also winless in the League since the World Cup and the pressure continues to build on Frank Lampard too. The Toffees did though recently pick up a point at Manchester City, and they need another big away-day result here. Follow all the action below with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog, featuring expert analysis from Malik Ouzia at the ground. West Ham vs Everton latest newsKick-off: 3pm GMT, London StadiumHow to watch: Not on TV in UKWest Ham team news: Ings in line to make debutEverton team news: Calvert-Lewin should startStandard Sport prediction: West Ham 1-0 EvertonWest Ham United FC - Everton FCMoyes gives upbeat West Ham assessment14:24, Matt VerriA defiant David Moyes says West Ham is a “more together club than ever” and insists his team are better than a year ago - even if they are yet to prove it on the pitch.
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Were it not being played behind the curtain of the 3pm blackout, this would be drama fit for Saturday night prime. “We’ll find out after the break... ” a voice would cry, as Michail Antonio bore down on Jordan Pickford in the visiting goal, or perhaps some other cliff-hanger with a less predictable outcome. Read Malik Ouzia’s full preview here (Getty Images)Ings made to wait for debut14:08, Matt VerriIngs on the bench for West Ham, as Antonio keeps his place up front for the hosts. It’s a back five for them, with Zouma back into the side and Coufal and Emerson the wing-backs. A rare League start for Benrahma, with Paqueta partnering Rice in midfield. Also a back five for Everton, with Coleman and Mykolenko the wing-backs.
” (REUTERS)Gameshow neither can afford to finish pointless14:16, Matt VerriThe London Stadium has proven itself a fine stage for athletics, less so for football — but how about for a gameshow? This meeting between West Ham and Everton, a vital clash in the Premier League relegation battle, is, more pertinently, a fight for survival between David Moyes and Frank Lampard, two managers hovering precariously over technical area trapdoors, red-handled levers waiting to be pulled somewhere in the studio, to send one or t’other of the sack race front-runners hurtling towards the line.
No pressure, David. Rafa Benitez one of those being put forward as a potential replacement - not sure he’ll come with a glowing reference from Everton. Sean Dyche also appears to be on the shortlist. (AFP via Getty Images)How it stands... 13:28, Matt VerriWest Ham, Everton, Southampton. 18th, 19th, 20th. All on 15 points. Goal difference currently deciding the bottom three, while Leeds in 14th are only two points away. It’s very tight. Victory for either side today and they’ll be able to start looking up the table. Huge problems if one of them lose though.
“We’ve got some massive games ahead of us – and I’ve come here to try and score as many goals as I can to help the team to get some positive results. “I’m really looking forward to getting started. ” (Getty Images)Stage is set! 13:11, Matt VerriStandard Sport prediction13:04, Matt VerriIt’s difficult to make a case for either side based on current form. Everton though have won only once on the road this season, which is hardly an encouraging omen, and the Hammers’ will surely get a lift from the arrival of Danny Ings.
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