West Ham - Last Five MatchesWest Ham 1-1 Stoke City
West Ham United v Everton FC
The Boleyn Ground
Saturday 16th May 15:00
Premier League Match #37
(Cresswell)Manchester City 2-0 West Ham QPR 0-0 West HamWest Ham 1-0 Burnley
(Noble Pen)Aston Villa 1-0 West HamEverton - Last Five MatchesSwansea 1-1 Everton
(Lennon)Everton 1-0 Burnley
(Mirallas)Everton 3-0 Manchester United
(McCarthy, Stones, Mirallas)Aston Villa 3-2 Everton
(Lukaku Pen, Jagielka)Everton 0-2 Sunderland
West Ham United
West Ham have suffered from a fall from grace since the turn of the year winning just three premier league matches in 2015, compared to the nine matches which they won in the opening five months of the season. West Ham fell to a 1-0 defeat at Villa Park last weekend which is their 11th match in a row without victory on the road in the Premier League (D5, L6). West Ham have failed to win in any of their last 13 matches against Everton in the Premier League (D4, L9) and have lost each of the last five meetings between the two sides in the league. Kevin Nolan is only one goal away from his 100th Premier League goal but the midfielder hasn't scored a goal for over six months.
England have been awarded a extra place in Europe for next season via the Fair Play League which is updated monthly and put together in a highly subjective way which is probably why the extra European place is due to be scrapped in the 2016/17 season. It seems a straight race between Burnley, Everton and West Ham for said European position with the latter looking the most likely. As far as Yellow/Red cards are concerned, each team start with ten points for a match and points can be deducted for a yellow card (-1) and a Red Card (-3). Over the last two matches Everton have taken 17 points from a possible 20 which is more than West Ham (16/20) and Burnley (14/20) but it's difficult to assess the other categories which are all subjective nonsense. Seemingly, this match will have a large impact on the end result of the table.
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Everton suffered back to back defeats for the third time this season with a 2-0 home defeat to relegation battling Sunderland at the weekend following defeat at Villa Park in the preceding weekend. Prior to that defeat, Everton were on a run of seven successive matches of scoring before that was put to an end with their first defeat of 2015 at Goodison Park. Everton have gone six matches without a clean sheet on the road in the premier league which is the joint longest of any Premier League team at the moment. Despite conceding five goals in their last couple of matches, Everton have only conceded six goals in as many matches recently which is only bettered by Chelsea (2), Arsenal & Burnley (4) and Leicester (5).
It's not been the greatest season for Romelu Lukaku who only has nine goals to his name in the Premier League this season whereas he had accumulated 13 goals at this stage of last season in three fewer appearances and the Belgian striker went on to register 15 goals by the end of the campaign. However the Belgian has scored in every one of his five matches against West Ham for Everton including three goals this season an the winning goal at The Boleyn Ground last season on his debut for the club. Lukaku is still the joint top scorer in the Europa League this season with eight goals despite exiting the competition at the round of 16, only Napoli's Higuain has a reasonable chance of overtaking the Belgian with his total of seven goals so far.
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