Everton take on Sunderland at Goodison Park this weekend as the Premier League returns from a FA Cup induced hiatus.
The Blues enjoyed themselves against David Moyes’ team earlier in the season when they recorded a comfortable 3-0 win at the Stadium of Light, with all three goals coming from Romelu Lukaku.
We know you all love statistics, so we’ve compiled ten of them for you ahead of this weekend’s game.
- Everton have played 15 home games against Sunderland in the Premier League. Their record stands at ten wins, two draws and three defeats. That’s a win percentage of 66.7%.
- In those 15 games at home, the Blues have managed to put 39 goals past Sunderland and conceded just 15. Only West Ham United (41) have conceded more goals on Merseyside.
- Ronald Koeman’s record against Sunderland currently stands at five games played, three won, one draw and one defeat. His sides have managed 14 goals in that time, conceding three.
- Both of the Black Cats wins at Goodison Park were during Roberto Martinez’s reign, a 1-0 win in December 2013 and a 2-0 win in May 2015.
- David Moyes is yet to win against his former club Everton in the Premier League, having played three and lost three, conceding six goals in those games and never scoring.
- Joel Robles has conceded four goals in two Premier League games against Sunderland and has lost both of those games.
- His opposition number, Vito Mannone, has conceded just one goal in three appearances versus Everton in the Premier League, but could still lose his spot to Jordan Pickford this weekend.
- Leighton Baines will make his 300th Premier League appearance for the Toffees by starting on Saturday. In that time he has faced Sunderland 17 times and picked up ten wins, his joint second most against any single club alongside Newcastle (10) and behind Manchester City (12).
- Romelu Lukaku has enjoyed himself against Sunderland in the past. He has seven goals and three assists in nine games against them so far, his joint-highest tally against any one club including West Ham.
- Jermain Defoe is the obvious danger man for Sunderland given he has 14 league goals this season. His record against Everton stands at six goals and two assists in 21 games.