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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce remains short of attacking options for the visit of Everton, with Andy Carroll, Mladen Petric, Joe Cole and Stewart Downing all unavailable.
George McCartney and Alou Diarra are sidelined with knee injuries.
Everton loan signing Romelu Lukaku is likely to make his debut, and fellow striker Arouna Kone has overcome a knee injury.
Darron Gibson is also fit, but Steven Pienaar (hamstring) is a doubt.
West Ham and Everton both scored twice on the opening day of the season, but since then fans have been starved of goals. Steven Naismith did score Everton’s winner against Chelsea last weekend, but that has been the only goal in the last six league matches played by these two sides.
Four of the eight league matches they have played between them have ended goalless. Add in the facts that the shot-shy Hammers have conceded just once in their four games and both have kept three clean sheets out of four and you have all the ingredients for a stalemate that closes this weekend’s Match of the Day.
Everton will surely give a debut to Romelu Lukaku, who scored 17 Premier League goals on loan at West Bromwich Albion last season.
The Belgium international’s signing on loan from Chelsea for the season was a real coup for manager Roberto Martinez, and the fact that Lukaku will link up with countryman Kevin Mirallas may well reap instant rewards for the visitors, who have an excellent record in recent years against West Ham.