Everton FC v Crystal PalaceEverton's last 5 matchesEverton 6-2 Sunderland
Monday 7th December 20:00
Premier League Match #15
(Deulofeu, Kone x3, Lukaku, O.G)West Ham 1-1 Everton
(Lukaku)Everton 4-0 Aston Villa
(Barkley x2, Lukaku x2)Bournemouth 3-3 Everton
(Funes Mori, Lukaku, Barkley)Middlesbrough 0-2 Everton
- Capital One Cup (Deulofeu, Lukaku)Crystal Palace's last 5 matchesManchester City 5-1 Crystal Palace
- Capital One Cup (Delaney)Crystal Palace 0-0 Manchester UnitedLiverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace
(Bolasie, Dann)Crystal Palace 0-1 SunderlandCrystal Palace 5-1 Newcastle
(Bolasie x2, McArthur x2, Zaha)
Despite throwing away the lead twice to draw against Bournemouth last weekend, Everton have extended their unbeaten run to four matches in the league, the fourth longest current streak. It was also the fifth match in succession to see an Everton goal, a run only currently surpassed by Leicester (14) and Arsenal ( 8 ). Everton have scored 14 goals in their last four matches which is one more than they managed in their opening 10 matches this season and in their last six matches, they've scored more goals (15) than any other side in the league. Romelu Lukaku scored his 13th goal of the season last weekend and his eighth goal in his last eight Premier League appearances, whilst equaling his Premier League goal tally (10) from last season in 22 fewer appearances. Everton are unbeaten in their last 15 Premier League matches played on a Monday night (W8, D7), though their last Monday night fixture at Goodison Park ended 0-0 with West Brom last season. Everton's last Premier League defeat on a Monday night came away from home to Wigan in November 2008.
Gerard Deulofeu picked up his fifth assist in six matches against Bournemouth last weekend, with four of those assists resulting in a goal for Romelu Lukaku. Deulofeu has provided five league assists for Lukaku in total this season which is the joint best in the league (Ozil to Giroud) whilst Arouna Kone assisting Lukaku is just behind with four goals. The only player to have provided more assists than Deulofeu in the Premier League this season is Mesut Ozil who leads by some distance with 11 assists, though he has spent over 500 minutes longer on the pitch than the Spaniard. As the graphic shows, Deulofeu has already equaled his goal and assist tally from last season's turbulent spell in Sevilla and he has created a total of 16 chances in the Premier League this season which is the second highest in Everton's squad behind Ross Barkley (28).
Alan Pardew became the 10th quickest manager to achieve 100 wins in the Premier League as Crystal Palace came from behind to demolish Newcastle 5-1 last weekend and pick up their third home win of the season, though Aston Villa are the only side to have lost more home matches this season. Crystal Palace's last away fixture came against Liverpool when Yannick Bolasie brought out his inner-Thatcher once again to heap more misery on scousers with the opening goal in a 2-1 win at Anfield. In fact, Crystal Palace have taken a total of 30 points in away fixtures since Pardew took over the club (W10, D0 L4) in January this year and the only side who can better that in the same time-frame is Arsenal (35). Crystal Palace are the only Premier League side yet to drop any points from winning positions this season having won all seven matches when they've taken the lead, however they have lost six of their seven matches when they've fallen behind. Palace have lost just one of their last five matches at Goodison Park (W2, D2) and have won 3-2 in their last two visits, but lost 1-0 at home when the teams last met.
Alan Pardew has a career average of just 0.85 points against Everton, the fourth lowest against teams currently in the Premier League with Manchester City (0.72), Arsenal & Manchester United (0.64) the only sides that Pardew has averaged less points against. However, his record against Roberto Martinez, couldn't be much more even with five wins each and no draws in their 10 meetings, though Pardew has lost four of their last five meetings and Martinez's sides have provided two more goals. In matches involving Everton and Pardew, 10 of their 13 matches have seen both teams score and in 11 of their 13 matches, there have been three goals or more. The most goals came in a 3-2 home win for Everton a couple of seasons ago.
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