We will be bringing you all the action from Upton Park as Roberto Martinez’s Everton FC travel on the road for the final time this season away at West Ham United.
We’ll be bringing you all the best build-up before Phil Kirkbride and Chris Beesley give full, uninterrupted coverage of the game as Martinez’s Blues look to push towards the top half of the table
Where will today’s game be won and lost? Paul Philbin has had a look at that, and highlights Jagielka v Valencia as a key battle.
For that key battle, plus two more, click here.
Football – West Ham United v Everton – FA Cup Third Round Replay – Upton Park – 13/1/15 Enner Valencia celebrates after scoring the first goal for West Ham Credit: Action Images / John Sibley
Good luck to our Under-18s – they can clinch back-to-back @premierleague titles with victory today at Man City. All the best, lads! #EFCU18
— Everton (@Everton) May 16, 2015
Luke Garbutt is expected to get his chance at left back today with injuries to both Leighton Baines and Bryan Oviedo… and the youngster has been urged by our man Phil Kirkbride to trust in Roberto Martinez and stick with the Blues this summer.
Garbutt’s contract expires and he is yet to decide on a new one, but our Blues reporter says he must.
He writes: “Martinez and his staff has overseen a two-year plan that has taken Garbutt from Academy player to a Premier League standard full-back.
“It was Martinez, despite the coaching reservations of the previous regime, who continued to believe in Garbutt’s ability and worth and handed him his top flight debut last season.
“Sure, Garbutt’s inclusion this season has been accelerated by injury and circumstance but Martinez has never shied away from playing him in big games.
“More will be waiting for Garbutt if he signs a new deal with Everton.”
Everton’s Luke Garbutt
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Good morning and welcome to our full, live coverage of Everton FC’s trip to West Ham.
It has been a long old season for the Toffees, who have travelled many, many, many miles this season – from Krasnodar to Kiev, Leicester to Lille – and it finally makes its final stop on the road away to West Ham at Upton Park.
There isn’t much to play for in East London, although Everton will be keen to make an impact after two disappointing defeats against Aston Villa and Sunderland. Both of those sides very much had something still to play for, West Ham less so. Hopefully that will translate on the pitch.
There would be temptation to see this as one final day out for Evertonians on the ale, granted. And yet, there is still intrigue surrounding the game with both teams in contention for a Europa League spot. Just how will that play out?
We’ll also cross live to Upton Park at 3pm for full commentary on the game, so stick with us throughout.
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