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STAT PACK: Key facts and figures ahead of Everton clash

10 March 2017

Goodison Park trip under the spotlight


HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Baggies are unbeaten in their last three visits to Goodison Park, keeping a clean sheet in each of those fixtures. 

Both sides have identical form over the last five games in the Premier League, reading LWDWD.

If Everton fail to beat the Baggies on Saturday afternoon, it will be the eighth successive fixture between the two sides in which the home side hasn’t won.

There has been 21 Premier League games between Everton and West Bromwich Albion. The Toffees have won 11, Albion have won six and there’s been four draws.

The Baggies have only won three league games at Everton since 1965 (D9, L15).


EVERTON

Former Albion loanee Romelu Lukaku became Everton’s all-time leading Premier League goal scorer on Sunday. He scored for the 61st time in the league as the Toffees lost 3-2 at Tottenham Hotspur. The Belgium international surpassed Duncan Ferguson’s previous record of 60 Premier League goals.

Lukaku now has 78 Premier League goals - the only players with more before turning 24 are Michael Owen (110), Robbie Fowler (106) and Wayne Rooney (86).

Everton have lost just one of their last 16 home matches in the Premier League – a 1-0 defeat by Liverpool in December. They’ve otherwise won 10 and drawn five at Goodison Park.

The Blues could win five consecutive league games at Goodison Park for the first time since the joint-club Premier League record run of seven in a row from December 2013 to April 2014. That streak was ended by a 3-2 defeat against Tony Pulis' Crystal Palace.

Everton could stretch their lead over Albion to seven points with a win on Saturday afternoon.

Former Baggies man Romelu Lukaku has been superb this season for Everton


ALBION

Albion can move to within one point of seventh-placed Everton with a victory at Goodison Park on Saturday. The Baggies have been sitting in eighth since matchweek 19.

Tony Pulis’ side have lost just once in their last six Premier League games – the 2-0 defeat at home to Crystal Palace last Saturday afternoon.

Baggies’ last clean sheet away from home came on the opening day of the season, winning 1-0 at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace.

Albion haven't kept a clean sheet in four consecutive away top-flight games against the same opponent since March 1925, during a run of five against local rivals Birmingham City.

Gareth McAuley has scored six Premier League goals this season, three of which have come since his 37th birthday in December. Paul Scholes, with four goals in 2011-12, was the last player aged 37 or over to score more often in a single Premier League campaign.




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