Steven Naismith Everton Chelsea
Everton midfielder Steven Naismith celebrates after scoring against Chelsea in their English Premier League game, September 14Reuters

The 1-0 win over Chelsea was just the result that Roberto Martinez needed to kickstart his revolution at Everton. Come Saturday, it will be time to show that this Toffees side is for real, when they travel to London to take on West Ham.

It is a tricky encounter for Everton, with West Ham looking really strong at home this season, and you always know you are never going to get an easy game from a Sam Allardyce side.

Everton were impressive defensively against Chelsea last weekend, while looking dangerous on the counter-attack. However, against West Ham, Everton are likely to be asked to attack more and pierce the defence - something they have struggled to do this season.

"It's important we understand that West Ham have got a really strong unit and continuity in their playing staff," Martinez told evertontv. "They have followed on that winning feeling they had from getting promoted from the Championship and last season they were really strong, finishing 10th in the league.

"It was a terrific year (for them) and we are well aware of the quality and goalscoring ability they have in dead ball situations.

"They are also really strong defensively. You can not underestimate them because they are very well organised and solid, and they have huge intensity in their defensive duties. They are a difficult team to score against.

"We will have to be aware but clearly we cannot stop being ourselves and we need to go there and be as good as we can be."

Everton jumped up from the lower rungs of the table to ninth following that win against Chelsea, while West Ham are just a point behind them in tenth.

The Hammers' last game was a pretty drab draw at Southampton, and it is clear that they are struggling to score goals in the absence of Andy Carroll, having gone three games without finding the back of the net.

"We've been creating chances but our quality of finishing has not been good enough," Allardyce acknowledged. "Opportunities have arisen for us and although we took them very well against Cardiff we've been unable to take them in the other games and we've ended up drawing two and losing one because of that.

"On the defensive side we've been very good, conceding only one goal in four Barclays Premier League games provides a great platform to build on. When you're in possession and you get to the creative side of your game you've got to take the opportunity when it arises to score a goal and then that gives you the chance to secure three points.

"When you score it obviously relieves the pressure from the defence and at the moment that's a concern, but hopefully it won't be the case against Everton on Saturday."

Team News: Along with Carroll, Allardyce, who will take charge of his 100th game at West Ham, will also have to do without Joe Cole (hamstring), Stewart Downing (leg), Alou Diarra (knee) and George McCartney (knee).

For Everton, Darron Gibson and Arouna Kone are expected to return while Steven Pienaar is rated at 50-50 by the manager. Antolin Alcaraz, though, is definitely ruled out. Romelu Lukaku could be in line for his Everton debut after being ineligible to face his parent club Chelsea last weekend.

Where to watch

The match is set for kickoff at 7.30 p.m. (IST) with no Live telecast scheduled. You can watch the game online with the official link HERE.

Expected lineups: West Ham: Jaaskelainen; Demel, Collins, Reid, O'Brien; Noble, Diame, Nolan; Vaz Te, Maiga, Jarvis.

Everton: Howard; Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; Barry, Osman; Naismith, Barkley, Mirallas; Lukaku.

Prediction: 2-1 to Everton