Everton FC v Aston VillaEverton's last 5 domestic results:Everton 4-0 QPR
Saturday 1st February 15:00
Premier League match 24
- FA Cup (Barkley, Jelavic x2, Coleman)Everton 2-0 Norwich
(Barry, Mirallas)West Brom 1-1 Everton
(Mirallas)Stevenage 0-4 Everton
- FA Cup (Naismith x2, Heitinga, Gueye)Liverpool 4-0 EvertonAston Villa's last 5 domestic results:Sunderland 0-1 Aston Villa
(Agbonlahor)Aston Villa 1-2 Sheffield United
- FA Cup (Helenius)Aston Villa 1-2 Arsenal
(Benteke)Liverpool 2-2 Aston Villa
Aston Villa ?-? West Brom
This game can't come soon enough for the blues who are still seething from their annual Derby Day disappointment at Anfield after suffering just their 3rd defeat of the season which leaves them trailing bitter rivals Liverpool in 4th Place by 4 points. Everton were on a run of 7 away games without defeat (3 wins, 4 draws) before Tuesday night's exploits. It is the first time Everton have conceded 4 goals since drawing 4-4 at Old Trafford in April 2012 and it is the heaviest defeat since December 2006 after losing 4-0 to Aston Villa at Villa Park.
Despite that defeat, Martinez is still on course to lead one of Everton's best seasons in the Premier League. It's only the third time Everton have broken the 40 point barrier at this stage of the season. The first time Everton achieved this, it produceg Everton's highest Premier League finish, despite gaining just 17 points from the following 15 matches. Everton achieved their highest Premier League points tally in the only other season they'd achieved this feat.
Aston Villa are in a bit of a dull patch of form at the moment despite sneaking into the top half of the table recently. They have 1 win and 2 draws in their last 6 matches and are 14th in the form table. Christian Benteke has scored 2 goals in 2 games after scoring against Arsenal and Liverpool, these were his first goals since 14th September 2013.
Aston Villa have picked up twice as many points away from home (16
) than they have at home (8
) as they go into their home match against West Brom tonight. They currently sit bottom of the 'home table' and can go above Everton in the away table should they take 3 points away from Goodison Park on Saturday which would take them into joint 4th.
Stats and Injuries
Goals and assist table to be inserted
Everton will definitely be without Romelu Lukaku
for this match as his recovery is set to be 3-4 weeks following his injury sustained in the Merseyside Derby. He joins Darron Gibson
, Arouna Kone
and Bryan Oviedo
on the sidelines who are long term injuries. Gerard Deulofeu
isn't set to return until next week whilst Seamus Coleman
and Sylvain Distin
are set to return. Libor Kozak
and Jores Okore
will both be missing with long term injuries whilst Charles N'Zogbia
will also miss out. Gabriel Agbonlahor
is set to return.
Head to Head table to be inserted