Match Report - Everton

Team News: Alan Pardew once again has an almost fully-fit squad to choose from for the visit of Everton. Goalkeeper Roy Carroll is still out after undergoing an operation on his back injury, while Jimmy Walker is close to making a first-team comeback after appearing for the reserves last week. Defender Elliott Ward is included in the squad after returning from his three-month loan spell at Plymouth Argyle last week.

Squad to face Everton: Hislop, Bywater, Dailly, Scaloni, Ferdinand, Gabbidon, Collins, Ward, Konchesky, Clarke, Mullins, Reo-Coker, Benayoun, Etherington, Newton, Fletcher, Sheringham, Ashton, Harewood, Zamora, Katan.

Everton are without the suspended Duncan Ferguson, while Andy Van der Myde and Alessandro Pistone are out injured. Goalkeeper Richard Wright is available again after injury, but manager David Moyes is likely to stick with the on-loan Sander Westerveld. Phil Neville and Tony Hibbert both return after suspension, and Simon Davies has been declared fit after picking up a leg injury on international duty with Wales in midweek.

Past meetings:
Everton visit Upton Park this afternoon for the first time since October 27, 2002, when a 70th minute strike from midfielder Lee Carsley earned the Toffees all three points.

Ironically, our last home win over the Merseysiders came four years ago this weekend, when Trevor Sinclair hit a 59th minute winner to secure a 1-0 victory. However, Hammers have won just three of our last 16 Premiership encounters with Everton, including this season's 2-1 victory at Goodison Park.

Head to head v Everton at Upton Park:
P50 W21 D12 L17 F79 A69

Stat attack:
A win for the Hammers this afternoon would secure our fourth league 'double' of the season - the most we have ever managed in the Premiership - following home and away wins against Aston Villa, Fulham and Birmingham City.

A goal for Marlon Harewood this afternoon would signal the 50th strike of his Hammers career, in what will be his 100th league appearance for the club.