Everton and manager Marco Silva host West Ham United and Manuel Pellegrini this Sunday as Premier League action returns to Goodison Park after the September international break.
Whilst we’ve had an unbeaten start to the 2018/19 campaign so far under Silva picking up six points to sit in seventh place in the table, West Ham have fared far more poorly and sit in last place without a single point to their name after the opening four games.
With a number of players already ruled out for us, and plenty more considered doubtful until they are assessed late on, fans go into the game with worries of our own, but at least if these Hammers fans are to be believed on social media, they’re far more pessimistic.
Don't worry mate. Our side have forgotten how to play football. Toffee win all day. ⚒
— Joe Flint (@Joe_BM6) September 12, 2018
Still beat us though ⚒????
— Simon Acland (@WhuSi65) September 12, 2018
Resting a lot I see knowing your playing West Ham
— Gaz Hird (@GazHird08) September 12, 2018
Still beat us????
— SAM父 (@BerreclothSam) September 12, 2018
You'll still give us a good hiding ????
— TheRicKstA ⚒⚒ – New Acc (@TherickstaX) September 12, 2018
Still slap us up we are terrible????
— RG (@RonnieGreaves3) September 12, 2018
Your playing West Ham mate wouldn’t worry too much
— Joe Southwood⚒ (@joescoyi) September 12, 2018
Of course, the above comments count for very little unless we turn up and perform ourselves and whilst we’ve shown we can grind out draws when needed, we really need to get the win tally up and get confidence really flowing and then the walking wounded can be a real boost as we look for a better season.
Despite their start, we can’t underestimate West Ham and it’s not going to be an easy game – just have to hope we prove their pessimism correct come the fulltime whistle.