Everton host Burnley this afternoon looking to continue their fine home form in 2017.
The Blues returned to winning ways with a victory over champions Leicester City last week and will be keen to maintain their push for a top six place.
In front of them will be Sean Dyche’s Burnley, who remarkably are without an away win all season. Step up Everton, hey? Here are ten key stats ahead of the game.
- Everton have only faced Burnley at home in the Premier League twice. The good news is, they’ve won both of them.
- Don’t be expecting goals, though, there were only three across both of those games at Goodison Park.
- If the Blues do win, it will be their eighth straight home win in all competitions. That’s our best since managing nine from December 2013 to April 2014.
- A victory would also set a brand new record of consecutive home wins in the Premier League era.
- Games at home have been goal-laden for Everton this season. If they manage one in this game, it’ll take them to 39 at home this season. That would be the best the Blues have managed since racking up 40 in the entire season of 1989/90.
- Should he start, which is highly likely, this will be the first time that Joel Robles has ever faced Burnley.
- Phil Jagielka has faced the Clarets before now, though. He’s played them 12 times in his career, winning nine of those and losing two. They’re his joint second favourite team to face.
- Boyhood Blue Joey Barton is likely to be in the midfield for Sean Dyche’s side. He’s faced Everton 11 times in his career but only beaten them three times.
- Romelu Lukaku will be looking to continue his goalscoring form. He’s got one goal in three games against Burnley so far.
- Should the Belgian find the back of the net it will be the ninth successive home game he’s scored in (breaking a Fred Pickering mark) and take him to 86 in 150 starts. Some record.