Don Hutchinson compares the front four of Everton with West Ham

Former Premier League star Don Hutchinson has said that there is not much difference between the front four of West Ham United and Everton. Both the Hammers and the Toffees have been fancied to make the push for the European places this term but so far, the latter have struggled to make an impression.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, Hutchinson said that the Hammers have fared better than the Toffees, given the front four of Andriy Yarmolenko, Felipe Anderson, Manuel Lanzini and Sebastien Haller have played with confidence, he told: “It’s funny though Ben (Haines), you could look at West Ham’s four then you could look at Everton’s four and go if they start playing well, and get a tune out of them, then there’s not a great deal of difference. I totally understand West Ham’s front four are playing a lot better with more confidence, but still with Sigurdsson and Bernard, you look at Richarlison you are looking at players that cost a lot of money but are not playing well.”
Everton boss Marco Silva has picked Gylfi Sigurdsson, Bernard, Richarlison, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin as the front four on multiple occasions this season but they have not quite clicked with just six goals scored from eight league games. As a result, the Toffees are currently lying in the drop zone with just seven points on the board and they have suffered defeats in each of the past four matches.

Comparing to them, the Hammers are eighth on the table with 12 points on the board. The east London outfit had recently gone on a six-match unbeaten league streak before they succumbed to a rather surprise home defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace. West Ham United are scheduled to face Everton on the road following the international break.