West Ham have managed to stop the rot in recent weeks and move nine points above the relegation zone, although the job isn’t completely finished.
Slaven Bilic’s side welcome high-flying Everton to the London Stadium this weekend, with Ronald Koeman’s Toffees challenging for a top-six finish in the Premier League.
With the Merseyside outfit on strong form and boasting the attacking talent of Premier League top-scorer Romelu Lukaku, the Hammers defence will have to be on-song to get a positive result.
However, West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has admitted he has selection troubles this weekend in the right-back area of the squad, telling the pre-match press conference:
“Our options are limited,”
“We have to, not improvise, because those contenders they played before for us. We had Sam’s injury before that he needed an operation for and he was out for a long time so we covered that position with players, they played it or we switched the system.”
“There are two possibilities- to stay in the system where we got four points in two games or to change to the system to adjust to the situation. No matter what we do, we have played it before, it isn’t going to be something where they haven’t played before.”
With options limited at right-back, West Ham could adopt a three-man defence and utilise Cheikhou Kouyate at wing-back, whilst Havard Nordtveit and Sofiane Feghouli are other alternatives.