• Cardiff City have the chance to win back-to-back top-flight matches for the first time since April 1962.
  • Roberto Martinez has won just one of his last 10 games as a manager in the Barclays Premier League (W1 D5 L4).
  • This will be the first competitive meeting between the two teams since September 1979, when they met over two legs in the League Cup. Everton advanced by a score line of 2-1 on aggregate, but Cardiff won the home leg 1-0.
  • Only Manchester City (66.5%) have averaged more possession in the Premier League so far this season than Everton (64.7%).
  • Cardiff won 51 points at home in the Championship last season, losing just two of 23 games (W15 D6).
  • No team has used more English players than Cardiff City so far this season in the Premier League (8).
  • Former Liverpool forward Craig Bellamy has scored three times in the Premier League against Everton. However, he has failed to net in his last seven appearances against the Toffees in the competition.
  • Should he score, Craig Bellamy will become the first player in the history of the Barclays Premier League to score for seven different clubs in the competition.
  • Frazier Campbell is already halfway towards equalling his best ever goal return from a single Premier League season (four in 2009/10 for Sunderland).
  • Only once under David Moyes did Everton fail to win any of their opening three games in a Premier League season (2010/11; D1 L2).