Everton vs West Ham
West Ham are without the injured Mullins for this game but James Collins, Tyrone Mears and John Pantsil are all in contention after recovering from injuries. Everton will miss Simon Davies, Tim Cahill and possibly Andrew Johnson.
Although the Hammers have now won three out of their last five games the win at home last week against a struggling side was far from convincing. West Ham won the corresponding fixture 1-2 last season but West Ham have been poor on the road this season, whilst Everton have only lost one of their six home fixtures.
West Ham are likely to miss the dependable Mullins but have the opportunity to dominate in midfield as Everton will be forced to cope without Davies and Cahill. West Ham will also be praying that Johnson doesn't recover from his hamstring injury in time for this game, although Pardew has stated that he expects Johnson will play.
Hopefully the threat of new arrivals in January will spur some of the West Ham players into action and I have a feeling Tevez might just take this opportunity to finally show his undoubted talent.