Everton FC v Stoke FCEverton's last 5 domestic matches 2013/2014:Everton 2-1 Hull
Saturday 30th November 15:00
Premier League match 13
(Barry, Pienaar)Aston Villa 0-2 Everton
(Lukaku, Osman)Everton 0-0 Tottenham
Crystal Palace 0-0 EvertonEverton 3-3 Liverpool
(Mirallas, Lukaku x2)Stoke's last 5 domestic matches 2013/2014:Stoke 0-0 West BromManchester United 3-2 Stoke
(Crouch, Arnautovic)Stoke 1-1 Southampton
(Begovic)Swansea 3-3 Stoke
(Walters, Ireland, Adam Pen) Stoke 2-0 Sunderland
The toffees go into this game on the back off one of the most thrilling Merseyside derbies during modern times. Despite a 3-3 draw against the neighbours, Everton go into this game in just seventh place, yet just three points behind Liverpool in second place. Everton have done fairly well this season and have actually gained 1 more point this season than they did from the same fixtures last season.
The above table shows how last year's top seven sides in the league have gotten on when they've faced each other. Interestingly, no team have gone without defeat, though its clearly Manchester City that have performed the best; beating Manchester United, Everton and Tottenham in their fixtures. Everton have done quite well, with a record identical to Chelsea.Three of Everton's four fixtures were at home, the only away fixture was the defeat against Manchester City. Tottenham are languishing behind.
Possible Line ups
Despite parting ways with Tony Pulis in the summer, Stoke have been performing at a similar level to last season under the Everton fan's favourite Mark Hughes is a cunt
as they have gained the same amount of points last season after 12 games as they have this season. They have also gained a similar amount of points in fixtures this season as they did in the same fixtures they played last season, gaining a point more this season as shown by this table:
Stoke have struggled to find an out and out goalscorer in their team this season as their 12 goals this season have been spread across 10 different players in the team (Including the keeper!) and only Charlie Adam has more than one goal to his name, having scored three times this season.
Stats and Injuries
Leighton Baines is the only fresh injury concern for Everton after going off with a foot injury at the weekend. Darron Gibson and Arouna Kone continue to be unavailable with long term injuries. Antolin Alcaraz could make his Everton debut after being confirmed as fit. Stoke are likely to be without Kenwyne Jones and Marc Wilson whilst Stephen Ireland could also miss out.
This will be the 123rd meeting between the sides.