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Everton vs West Ham United: Injury Report

Both left-backs doubtful and Cleverley is ruled out

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Saturday afternoon Everton entertain high flying West Ham United, who are fresh from doing Leicester City a favour on Wednesday night by beating Tottenham Hotspur at the Boleyn Ground.

While the in-form Michail Antonio was scoring another winner to derail Spurs' title aspirations, the Toffees had a night off having done all their work the night before at Villa Park. Everton brushed aside Aston Villa 3-1 in a stadium that had more royal blue shirts that claret and blue by the end of the fixture after the Villa fans' 'Out the Door on 74' protest.

The one negative from the Villa victory was that Bryan Oviedo took a knock, was taken off and is a doubt for Saturday's game. The news came as a double blow as it was revealed this week that Leighton Baines is to see a specialist about his perisisting ankle injury. Having said that, Baines is expected to be fit enough to play after replacing Oviedo the previous game.

Midfielder Tom Cleverley missed the trip to his former club through illness and hasn't recovered in time for tomorrow, with Kevin Mirallas expected to deputise once again. Fellow midfielders Darron Gibson and Muhamed Besic are expected to be fit after recovering from their respective injuries but won't start ahead of James McCarthy and Gareth Barry.

As for the visitors, Slaven Bilic's side are without a host of defenders with James Collins going down to a hamstring injury to join Winston Reid, James Tomkins, Carl Jenkinson and Joey O'Brien on the treatment table. The Hammers are also without Sam Byram, with the former Everton transfer target suspended. Its not just defenders missing for West Ham, Enner Valencia and Victor Moses are also out.