RETURN: Robert Huth returns from suspension for selection against a team that he has scored twice against for the Potters; in the 1-0 win at Goodison Park last season and also in a 1-1 draw there in October 2009.
STICKY: Everton have won just one (D4 L2) of their last seven Premier League games against Stoke City, with the Toffees netting just four goals in these matches.
SPECIALISTS: Stoke City (13) and Everton (12) have drawn 25 Premier League games between them this season. Combined, that is almost a third of the total draws in the league this season.
STRUGGLE: The Potters have picked up fewer points (5) in 2013 so far than any other team in the Premier League.
SELECTION: Everton have used fewer players than any other Premier League team this season (23).
PACE-SETTERS: David Moyes’ side have scored the highest proportion of goals in the first half of matches in the Premier League this season (57%).
THROW: Stoke City have scored the most goals (3) and mustered the most goal-scoring chances (17) following throw-ins in the Premier League this season.
CONTRAST: Stoke City have won only one of their last 24 Premier League games away from home (W1 D9 L14), whilst the Toffees have lost just one of their last 19 home games.
MISTAKE: Three of the last four meetings between the Clubs have produced own goals. Jagielka for Stoke in January 2011, Crouch for Everton in May 2012 and Shawcross for Everton in December 2012.