West Ham confirmed line-up v Everton: Rare start for attacker
By Amir Mir
West Ham have made four changes to the side that takes on Everton in a Premier League encounter at the London Stadium.
Slaven Bilic’s team recorded a 2-2 draw at rock-bottom Sunderland during their last league fixture.
As a result, attacking duo Andy Carroll and Robert Snodgrass are axed, alongside goalkeeper Darren Randolph and right-back Sam Byram.
Jonathan Calleri gets a rare start with Nordtveit, Adrian and Winston Reid the other players coming into the starting XI
Here is the club’s official Twitter account announcing the team to face Everton:
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— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) April 22, 2017
Prior to kick off, striker Carroll was already ruled out of this fixture with injury as the target man continues his battle to stay fit.
Bilic will be hoping his side can see off the threat of Everton, who have the Premier League’s top scorer amongst their ranks.
Romelu Lukaku has found the back of the net on 24 occasions this term as the Hammers backline will be looking to stop his threat in the final third.
During the reverse fixture in October, the Toffees recorded a 2-0 win against the Irons, with Lukaku scoring and assisting during that game.
The experienced centre-back duo of Reid and Jose Fonte will be looking to use their aerial qualities to stop Lukaku from one again causing havoc.
In other West Ham news, Mark Lawrenson has predicted the Hammers clash with Everton.