By Pranav Shahaney

18th Sep, 2022 | 8:10am

ExWHUemployee shares West Ham United team news ahead of Everton Premier League clash

David Moyes is reportedly considering whether to deploy a back four or a back five as West Ham take on Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.

According to ExWHUemployee, Maxwel Cornet left the Silkeborg game with an ice pack and will be assessed ahead of this contest.

This was due to his knee and the decision to risk him or not will be made in the due course.

Ex wrote, “There doesn’t appear to be any new injuries reported other than what we covered with Harrison Ashby and his ongoing groin strain problems. Nayef Aguerd is ahead of schedule but hasn’t resumed training yet so is still a good few weeks away from being considered for selection.

“Maxwel Cornet left the Silkeborg game with an ice pack on his knee and will be monitored before this game with a decision made on whether to risk him or not.

“There is expected to be the usual change in goal and the likes of Zouma, Soucek, Bowen and Antonio will be pushing to return to their usual place in the starting 11. The manager will also be considering whether to continue with 5 at the back or switch to the more commonly used 4 at the back.”

Big game

While we hate to admit it, at this early stage of the season, this contest appears to be like a relegation six pointer for both sides.

The Toffees, much like West Ham, have started the campaign woefully and find themselves close to the bottom three unlike their opponents on Sunday who are now 18th.

Both sides have recruited plenty of players over the summer and it’s still about finding the right balance in the squad as they look to move further away from the drop zone.

Given all of Everton’s issues, West Ham cannot afford to let this opportunity pass and must do everything they can to secure the three points.

A win against the Merseyside outfit would see them go as high as 13th place and that’s roughly where Moyes would want to be in the initial few months before he goes on to challenge for another top-half finish in the second period of the campaign.