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Everton v West Ham preview

Everton's on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku is set to return from an ankle injury for Saturday's home date with West Ham after spending a month on the sidelines.

Toffees captain Phil Jagielka has been ruled out for a fortnight with a hamstring injury so John Stones is likely to deputise in defence.

Fellow centre-back Antolin Alcaraz is fit again and comes back into the squad after spending four weeks out but on-loan striker Lacina Traore (hamstring) is unavailable.

West Ham striker Andy Carroll returns to action after serving a three-match suspension.

Hammers boss Allardyce must decide whether to restore Carroll to the starting XI or continue with Carlton Cole up front.

Forward Marco Borriello is a doubt because of a calf problem but defender Guy Demel is expected to recover from tonsillitis.