Everton's last 5 domestic results:West Brom 1-1 Everton
Everton FC v Crystal Palace
Wednesday 12th February 19:45
Premier League Match 26
(Mirallas)Stevenage 0-4 Everton
- FA Cup
(Naismith x2, Heitinga, Gueye)Liverpool 4-0 EvertonEverton 2-1 Aston Villa
(Naismith, Mirallas)Tottenham 1-0 EvertonCrystal Palace's last 5 domestic results:Crystal Palace 1-0 Stoke
(Puncheon)Wigan 2-1 Crystal Palace
- FA Cup
(Wilbraham)Crystal Palace 1-0 Hull
(Puncheon)Arsenal 2-0 Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace 3-1 West Brom
(Ince, Ledley, Chamakh Pen)
Everton slipped 5 points below 4th Place at the weekend in 6th place after a harsh defeat at White Hart Lane. Emmanuel Adebayor latched onto a momentary lapse from Everton's defence to seal the only goal of the game despite Everton having the better of the game. It was another game that went by without a clean sheet making it 4 games in a row without keeping the opposition out. Only Stoke (9), CArdiff (9), Aston Villa (5) and Aston Villa (5) are on a worse run.
Only 4 teams have fallen behind on fewer occasions than Everton this season but only Chelsea have gained more points from those teams. The team Everton play at the weekend are amongst the worst in the league having gained just one point from 16 losing positions. Crystal Palace's single point came in a 1-1 home draw to Norwich. Everton came from behind to beat West Ham 3-2 Away from home and Aston Villa 2-1 in their last match at Goodison Park. Everton took a point from Norwich away, Arsenal away, Stoke away and and Liverpool at home after being in losing positions.
Possible Line Ups
Crystal Palace picked up their 3rd home win in a row at the weekend as they outplayed West Brom in a 3-1 victory. New signings Thomas Ince and Joe Ledley got on the score-sheet whilst Scott Dann put in a good performance at the back. Those 3 home wins coincide with 3 straight defeats on the road with defeats to Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal despite positive displays. Crystal palace sit joint bottom of the away table having picked up 6 points from a possible 36 away from home. They're the only side without a draw in the league on the road.
Crystal Palace have been excellent under Tony Pulis who officially took charge of his first game on 30 November with Crystal Palace sitting joint bottom of the table with just 7 points. However, since his appointment Crystal Palace have accumulated more points than any other team in the Premier League having taken 16 points from a possible 21 at home in the league making Selhurst Park somewhat of a fortress. Despite popular belief, Pulis is yet to implement the sort of football that was criticised heavily at Stoke City.
Stats & Injuries
Everton will be without long term injuries Darron Gibson
, Arouna Kone
and Bryan Oviedo
. Antolin Alcaraz
isn't due back until the weekend whilst Romelu Lukaku
still has a couple of weeks to go. Joel Ward and Cameron Jerome are the only doubts for Crystal Palace but both should be fit.