Another quiet week at Everton then.

In all seriousness, Lukaku has been overdone by both me and everyone else so I’ll keep it to a minimum and focus on the actual reason we’re here. Football. There’s too much attention elsewhere recently.

There’s nothing new with us now, we beat the teams we’re better than and don’t beat the teams that are better than us, and that’s the summary of 2017.

And yet somehow, with this tag coupled with an abhorrent record away from home against the big boys, we’re fighting with them for the top 5. We’re right in the thick of the race as the season comes to an end.

We have a first team as good as any, but our depth lets us down. It’s now that we’ll see the resilience of Koeman’s boys come through.

However, onto the game at hand.

We’re still one of the form teams in the league, and we’re better than West Ham. So by the current formula, we’ll win.

But it’s never that easy.

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