The Merseyside welcome the Hammers to Goodison Park in David Unsworth’s last game in charge as caretaker, with the Toffees confirming earlier yesterday that Sam Allardyce is finalising a deal to become their next manager.
Everton have been on a horrific run of form prior to their 4-0 thrashing of West Ham United at Goodison Park, having won just once under Unsworth across seven matches, and were beaten 4-1 by Southampton last time out.
Everton sacked Ronald Koeman and had been searching for his replacement for over five weeks, with the hunt now over after Allardyce’s imminent appointment.
Both Unsworth and Allardyce will be hoping for a big result from their players as they look to impress their new manager and begin a run that gets Everton out of relegation danger.
Their opponents, The Hammers, are also struggling in the league this season, with David Moyes returning to Goodison Park as Hammers manager for the first time but luck wasn’t on his side as he welcome with a 4-1 mauling.
The Hammers are yet to win under the Scot, who replaced Slaven Bilic as manager, with two loss and a draw from their three results so far with ex-Sunderland boss in-charge.
Unsworth selected a back four in defence comprising of Ashley Williams, Cuco Martina, Jonjoe Kenny, and Mason Holgate, and the Toffees faithfuls are far from pleased about the selections, and it is William – who eventually scored the fourth goal – and Martina who fingers were pointed at most from the fans.
Football Weeks have rounded up some of the best tweets:
Martina? Williams? Jeez, Rhino is really pissed off about the arrival of Allardyce, definitely going for a big loss tonight
— MrsAA (@MrsAA55) November 29, 2017
Ashley Williams starts… pic.twitter.com/t55VEXnIx7
— Alex Laing (@AJL1878) November 29, 2017
Why are we starting the game with only 10 men. Williams should ve nowhere near a football pitch
— Matt J (@MJsvg) November 29, 2017
That defence is just shocking
— Ian (@efc5661) November 29, 2017
That back four ????
— Joe Burnham (@jb_1878) November 29, 2017
That’s the worst defence I’ve ever seen in my life
— TheApexHound (@TheApexHound) November 29, 2017
Back 4 look looks like a calamity
— markwalsh (@madmiyagi) November 29, 2017
State of that back 4
— tobey more (@tobeymoreefc) November 29, 2017
Williams and Martina gonna get abused here
— Interim Rays Fan (@lebanondon56) November 29, 2017
Martina and Williams in defence pic.twitter.com/1v2GwES7uM
— Tony Yates (@ToffeeTosh1878) November 29, 2017
I'll be extremely happy if we don't concede more than 10
— Nathan Rowlands (@_NathanRowlands) November 29, 2017