Everton v West Bromwich AlbionEverton's last 5 matchesChelsea 3-3 Everton
Saturday 13th February 15:00
Premier League Match #26
(O.G, Mirallas, Funes Mori)Manchester City 3-1 Everton
- Capital One Cup (Barkley)Carlisle United 0-3 Everton
(Kone, Lennon, Barkley)Everton 3-0 Newcastle United
(Lennon, Barkley Pen x2)Stoke City 0-3 Everton
(Lukaku Pen, Coleman, Lennon)West Brom's last 5 matchesWest Brom 0-0 Aston Villa West Brom 2-2 Peterborough
- FA Cup (Berahino x2)West Brom 1-1 Swansea City
(Rondon)Newcastle United 1-0 West BromPeterborough 1-1 (3-4 Pens) West Brom
- FA Cup (Fletcher)
Everton recorded their third successive 3-0 victory last weekend thanks to three first half goals against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium. Those three goals in the opening 45 minutes means that no Premier League side have scored more first half goals than Everton this season (23, Joint with Spurs). Joel Robles has now kept a clean sheet in his last five consecutive Premier League matches for Everton which is a streak he'll be looking to extend this weekend, though Everton have conceded 22 goals at Goodison Park this season and that is the worst record of any club in the top five European leagues, alongside newly promoted Serie A side, Frosinone. Romelu Lukaku scored a personal best of 17 league goals in 35 appearances during his loan spell at West Bromwich Albion and should he score his fourth goal in four matches against the Baggies then he'll equal the same tally on Saturday. Despite beating Newcastle United in their last home match, Everton go into this home fixture bottom of the form table (home matches only) with just five points from their last six matches at Goodison Park.
Everton's back to back Premier League victories means that they're now in a much stronger psotition than at this stage last season and considering that the Toffees took just one point from the three matches that followed at this stage last season, then Everton have the opportunity to extend their eight point lead further. Despite scoring 15 more goals than last season and rising four places in the table, the main statistics aren't much different in numbers. Everton average the same amount of possession, they've hit the same percentage of shots on target and won the same percentage of tackles. The only significant difference is that they're creating more chances during matches whilst they've still conceded a similar amount of goals. The main difference this season has come in away fixtures as Everton have taken exactly the same amount of points after 13 matches at Goodison Park as they did last season (16) whereas only Leicester (28), Arsenal (24) and Tottenham (23) have taken more points than the Toffees (19) away from home this season.
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