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Sport Predicted West Ham XI: Everton (A)

17:50  14 september  2018
17:50  14 september  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Everton register interest in American starlet Bello

  Everton register interest in American starlet Bello Everton are reportedly interested in signing United States youth international George Bello, according to Calciomercato. The Italian outlet claim that the Toffees are one of a long list of clubs to register an interest in the talented defender, who made his debut for Atlanta United at the weekend, aged 16-years and 224 days old. Bello has been tipped to have a big career in European football, and a move may not be far off for the teenage full-back. Everton are joined by Genoa, Roma, Schalke, Chelsea and Manchester City in having either enquired or registered an interest in the left-back. Bello was born in Abuja, Nigeria, before moving to the United States when he was young, joining Atlanta’s academy in 2016.

West Ham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League © Stephen Pond/Getty Images Sport West Ham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League

Manuel Pellegrini will be keen to put to bed any rumours of the sack with a good performance away at Everton this weekend.

The two sides meet at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon and the Hammers need a good result.

The international break came at a good time for West Ham after four consecutive defeats in the Premier League.

Here is how we think West Ham will line up on Sunday.

Zabaleta hails West Ham's work ethic against Everton .
West Ham defender Pablo Zabaleta has hailed the work ethic that his side showed in the recent win against Everton. Speaking to the Hammers’ official club website, as cited in a report from Football London, the experienced defender was quick to note that the intensity on display by the visitors was key as they secured their first points of the season. “We improved the intensity. Everyone worked so hard for the 95 minutes and that is what you need, especially in this league.” “You need to give everything, 100%, every single game, with everyone working hard for each other. You need concentration on all the corners, free-kicks, set plays, especially as this ground is a difficult one to get a result at.” West Ham had lost their previous four Premier League fixtures, leaving them rooted to the foot of the table. However, the win at Goodison Park has lifted them out of the relegation zone as they look to push on under Manuel Pellegrini. Zabaleta turned in a cultured display on Merseyside as West Ham’s forward players were able to inflict plenty of damage upon Marco Silva’s Everton side. “It was crucial to get three points to lift the confidence of the lads a little bit. It was a great performance from the whole team, defensively and offensively, and I’m so happy with it.” Andriy Yarmolenko netted a fine first-half brace and Marko Arnautovic sealed the win for West Ham following Gylfi Sigurdsson’s goal for the hosts on the stroke of half-time.

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