Everton v Man City: Match off after positive coronavirus tests
Everton return to action against West Ham after Monday’s clash with Manchester City was called off due to a Covid outbreak in the City camp. The Merseyside club beat Sheffield United 1-0 last time out which meant they were in the top four at Christmas for the first time in 16 years.
Asked if the Toffees were in the Premier League title race, manager Carlo Ancelotti said: “No, I think realistically no.”
He added: “We didn’t expect that at the start of the season but we are there and we want to stay there.
“We are really pleased to be there but I think our target doesn’t change.
“There is a lot of competition in the Premier League, a lot of good teams, and we are happy to be [in the top four] now but our target is to reach a European position and to play in Europe next season, it doesn’t change.”
“I have to say that in one year we have progressed really well and we would also like to progress again next season.”
West Ham head to Goodison Park following a goalless draw with Southampton.
And Hammers boss David Moyes was satisfied with his side’s performance despite failing to come away with the three points.
“(I’m) pleased because we kept a really good clean sheet,” he said. “There were some new lads that came into the team, we gave them a chance and I thought they did really well and took their opportunity.
“Southampton are in form and a good team, their league position tells you that.
“Look, it wasn’t a bad point. We are pleased with it and in the same breath we probably just about had the best chance of the game where we could have won it late on.”
What time does Everton vs West Ham kick-off?
The Premier League match kicks off at 5.30pm GMT on Friday, January 1.
What TV channel is Everton vs West Ham on?
The Goodison Park clash will be televised live on BT Sport 1 in the UK.
How to live stream Everton vs West Ham?
Existing customers can stream the action between Everton and West Ham on the BT Sport app.
Additional streaming is available on the website.
Everton vs West Ham match officials
Referee: Kevin Friend
Assistants: Simon Beck, Eddie Smart
Fourth official: Andy Madley
VAR: Simon Hooper
Assistant VAR: Nick Hopton
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