The Zapsortz team of experts – Glenn Hoddle, Harry Harris and Dave Smith – give their verdicts on some of today’s afternoon fixtures in the Premier League. Have a go yourself, if you think you are clever enough…
EVERTON v HULL
Everton and England full back Leighton Baines should be fit after recovering from the back problem he suffered last weekend.
Muhamed Besic lacks fitness after a lengthy lay-off and James McCarthy is also out with a hamstring injury.
Hull are without Everton loanee Oumar Niasse, who is ineligible against his parent club, while Evandro is again absent with a calf problem.
Markus Henriksen is back in training after a shoulder injury but is unlikely to feature whilst Michael Dawson, Dieumerci Mbokani and Ryan Mason remain sidelined.
Glenn Hoddle: Everton 2 Hull 0
Harry Harris: Everton 2 Hull 0
Dave Smith: Everton 2 Hull 1
STOKE v CHELSEA
Stoke’s former Chelsea defender Glen Johnson is absent with a shoulder problem but Marko Arnautovic should return after missing out in midweek because of illness.
Xherdan Shaqiri is back after a six-match absence, while Wilfried Bony, who was ineligible against Manchester City, is available.
For Chelsea, wing-back Victor Moses is expected to be available despite being substituted against Manchester United on Monday.
Glenn Hoddle: Stoke 0 Chelsea 3
Harry Harris: Stoke 0 Chelsea 2
Dave Smith: Stoke 1 Chelsea 2
WEST HAM v LEICESTER
West Ham captain Mark Noble, who has come in for some criticism (harshly) from some of his own ‘fans’, has been ruled out because of a dead leg. A strategic move by Slaven Bilic? Maybe.
His absence could prompt a recall for Sam Byram, while Andre Ayew is expected to start in attack after scoring as a substitute at Bournemouth last weekend.
Leicester midfielder Nampalys Mendy remains a doubt with a knee injury. Danny Drinkwater is available despite ruling himself out of England duty because of a minor ongoing injury, believed to be a groin problem.
Glenn Hoddle: West Ham 2 Leicester 1
Harry Harris: West Ham 3 Leicester 0
Dave Smith: West Ham 2 Leicester 0