Everton's last 5 domestic matches 2013/2014:Crystal Palace 0-0 EvertonEverton 3-3 Liverpool
Everton v Fulham
Saturday 14th December 15:00
Premier League match 16
(Mirallas, Lukaku x2)Everton 4-0 Stoke
(Deulofeu, Coleman, Oviedo, Lukaku)Manchester United 0-1 Everton
(Oviedo)Arsenal 1-1 Everton
(Deulofeu)Fulham's last 5 domestic matches 2013/2014:Liverpool 4-0 FulhamFulham 1-2 Swansea
(Parker)West Ham 3-0 Fulham Fulham 1-2 Tottenham
(Dejagah)Fulham 2-0 Aston Villa
(Sidwell, Berbatov Pen)
It was the late show at the Emirates last time out for the Toffees as Deulofeu scored late on to secure a well earned point after Ozil had put Arsenal in the lead. After travelling to two grounds which hadn't seen an Everton victory for a combined 38 years in the last two matches, Everton face a very different prospect at home to Fulham at the weekend; a side who haven't tasted victory at Goodison Park for 38 years since a victory in the FA Cup 5th round and Everton have never lost at home to Fulham in the league with 21 wins from 25 games.
There's been a whole host of Everton players who have scored 15 league goals since the 80s but I've included Yakubu in there as his total came most recently. As you can see, Romelu Lukaku is well on course for a record breaking season as he needs just another 9 goals to eclipse the premier league records set by Cottee and Kanchelskis. Last season's top scorer was Marouane Fellaini with just 11 goals.
Possible Line Ups
Fulham ended a run of 6 straight defeats in the league on Sunday after Rene Meulensteen saw his team run out 2-0 winners at home to Aston villa to earn Fulham's first 3 points under the new regime. He faces an even sterner test at Goodison Park on Saturday as the cottagers have tasted defeat on their last 10 visits to the blue half of Merseyside.
Its safe to say that Fulham haven't had the most enjoyable 2013, averaging slightly over a point per games for the calender year. Only 3 teams who participated in the current season and last season have gained less points and have a worse goal difference than Fulham who are just about keeping their heads above water, though they head into this game in the relegation zone on goal difference. Considering Everton are yet to lose at Goodison Park this season and Fulham have record the lowest number of draws in 2013, it's going to be a monumental task for Fulham to get anything from this game.
Stats and Injuries
Everton are still nursing the long term injuries of Arouna Kone and Darron Gibson whilst Leighton Baines isn't expected to return until January. Fulham will be without Brede Hangeland and Hugo Rodellega. Darren Bent and Fernando Amorebieta are both expected to be fit after injury lay-off.
Unfortunately, Anthony Taylor has been given the honour of refereeing the 60th meeting between these two clubs.