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Everton Statto

Midfielder Charlie Adam

Image by: Phil Greig


14:11 29th November 2013

Impress your friends and family with these pre-match facts

Romelu Lukaku has the best minutes per goal ratio in Premier League history (minimum 20 goals), scoring every 118 minutes.

RELIEF // Stoke City’s win in their last match against Sunderland ended a run of eight league games without a victory (W0 D4 L4).

DISCIPLINED // Everton have only picked up six yellow cards in 10 Barclays Premier League meetings with Stoke City and never more than one in a game.

NARROW // The last three league meetings between these two sides at Goodison Park have ended in a 1-0 scoreline with Everton winning twice and Stoke once.

HELPING HAND // Everton have only netted three goals in their last five league games against Stoke and two of those were own goals by the Potters.

OOPS // Phil Jagielka has scored two own goals when playing against Stoke City in the Premier League.

FAST OFF THE BLOCKS // Everton have only ever had more points after 12 games in one previous Premier League season; 2004-05 (23) when they finished in the top four. They have 21 points so far in 2013-14.

TOUGH TO BEAT // The Toffees have lost just one of their last 12 Premier League matches (W5 D6 L1) and lost just one of the last 29 at Goodison Park (W19 D9 L1).

SURPRISING // Mark Hughes’ side are one of three Premier League sides yet to register a headed goal this season and have mustered the joint-fewest headers on target in the top flight (4).

HAT-TRICK? // Charlie Adam will be looking to net for a third successive top-flight game, having scored crucial goals in the past two matches against Swansea and Sunderland.

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