AFC Bournemouth v EvertonBournemouth's last 5 matchesSunderland 1-1 Bournemouth
Saturday 20th February 17:15
FA Cup 5th Round
(Afobe)Portsmouth 1-2 Bournemouth
- FA Cup (King, Pugh)Crystal Palace 1-2 Bournemouth
(Pugh, Afobe)Bournemouth 0-2 ArsenalBournemouth 1-3 Stoke City
(Ritchie)Everton's last 5 matchesManchester 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)Everton 0-1 West Brom
Bournemouth probably had their worst performance of the season with a 3-1 defeat at home to Stoke City in their Premier League match, last weekend producing their second consecutive defeat at the Vitality Stadium, after losing to Arsenal in the previous match. In fact, Bournemouth have only won three of their 13 matches at home all season (D4, L6) with Sunderland, Norwich and Manchester United the only sides to leave empty handed. The Cherries have lost three of their last four home matches and conceded at least twice in all of those defeats. This is just the fourth time Bournemouth have reached this stage of the FA Cup and although they've lost two of their previous three fifth round ties, both defeats came in a replay. Everton won 5-0 in the only previous meeting between the two clubs, back in 1937. Bournemouth have fallen behind on 14 occasions in the Premier League this season and they've only managed to pick up points in two of those instances (3-3 v Everton, 1-2 v Crystal Palace).
Seamus Coleman scored his first goal of the season in Everton's last away fixture at Stoke City whilst Adam Smith scored his first Premier League goal to give Bournemouth the first of their three goals in the 3-3 draw between the clubs earlier this season. Smith has two Premier League goals from right back this season which is one more than Coleman despite the fact he has had 8 shots fewer than the Irishman (14). As the graphic shows, Smith also seems much better in a tackle and that's reflected by the number of tackles Per90 whilst he also boasts a winning tackle percentage of 57% compared to Coleman's meagre 46%. Unsurprisingly, Coleman does have better dribbling statistics but there is only a slight difference as the Everton defender leads by just three percent in the successful dribbles category (61%) and he's created 16 chances this season, four more than the Bournemouth man.
Everton lost their sixth home match of the season last weekend as they failed to break down a dogged West Brom defence to lose their third match of 2016 with a 1-0 defeat (W5, D3). However, Everton have only lost two of their 17 away matches in all competitions this season with Manchester City (Capital One Cup Semi Final) and Arsenal (Premier League) the only teams to win against the Toffees at home this season. Everton have reached the Quarter Final stage in three of the last four seasons of the FA Cup with both victories coming at Goodison Park as they needed a replay to progress past Oldham in 2012/13 and beat Swansea at home in the 2013/14 season. Everton have produced the fifth highest amount of shots on goal in the Premier League this season and 53.8% of those shots have found the target which is the fourth highest of all Premier League teams whilst 18.5% have found the back of the net, second only to Leicester City (20.3%).
Atkinson is a cunt.
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