Everton confirmed line-up: Koeman makes two changes as defender axed
By Alex Stevens
Ronald Koeman has made two changes to his team to face West Ham on Sunday as he looks to arrest the slump in form that has seen his side without a win in five games across all competition.
Koeman sticks with his 4-3-3 formation, despite the bad run of form that included a shock 2-1 defeat away at newly-promoted Burnley last Saturday.
However, Everton are still in sixth spot in the Premier League and three points today would maintain their good start to the season.
The headline news is that Joel Robles starts in goal as Maarten Stekelenburg is injured and Ramiro Funes Mori comes in for Phil Jagielka who is dropped to the bench.
Here’s the full line-up from the official Everton Twitter account.
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Seamus Coleman, Ashley Williams and Bryan Oviedo join Robles and Funes Mori in a bid for Everton’s first clean sheet in six games.
Leighton Baines was hoping to be fit to play but has been ruled out, along with James McCarthy.
The Everton midfield remains unchanged, with Ross Barkley, Gareth Barry and Idrissa Gueye lining up.
Yannick Bolasie and Romelu Lukaku are expected to be the chief source of goals for the Toffees, in a game that they will be desperate to get something out of.
Enner Valencia, on loan from West ham, is ineligible to play and sits the game out.
In other Everton team news, Paul Merson predicts the result of the West Ham game in the Premier League on Sunday.