By Pranav Shahaney

16th Sep, 2022 | 9:10am

Chris Sutton predicts result of Everton Premier League clash v West Ham

Chris Sutton predicts Everton to suffer yet another Premier League defeat this season when they take on West Ham on Sunday afternoon.

The Toffees are on the back of an impressive performance against Liverpool in which they shared the spoils, but it can be argued that they were the better team.

Despite that, Sutton does not see them getting any team against an inferior side who have also not started the season strongly.

He told the BBC, “This game has got draw written all over it – which is why I am going for a different outcome altogether!

“You could argue both teams have been a bit unlucky not to have more points on the board so far – West Ham in particular were on the wrong end of a terrible VAR decision in their defeat by Chelsea last time out.

“Everton are still looking for their first league win of the season, although there was not much wrong with their performance against Liverpool in their last game, and they are becoming a difficult team to beat.

“A win would kickstart the season for both sides, and I think it is the Hammers who will get it. They beat Everton home and away last season, and I’m going for a repeat result – just about.

“Sutton’s prediction: 1-2.”

Going against the grain

Sutton seems to be going for a result just because everyone thinks this one is going to be a draw and that’s why he’s picking West Ham.

Everything suggests that Everton will be a tougher side to beat and if they can put up a fight against Liverpool, they surely can against the Hammers.

Frank Lampard appears to have settled on a system and now the players are getting better at playing it and they do look more confident and assured.

Hopefully, the likes of Anthony Gordon and Demarai Gray continue to wreak havoc and give the West Ham defenders a hard time.

Neal Maupay also looks to be settling in well but his finishing needs to improve if he wants to be a regular in this side.

Apart from that, one cannot fault the resurgence of Alex Iwobi as he has gone from being someone on the fringes to one of the most important players for Everton.