• Romelu Lukaku has the best minutes per goal ratio in Premier League history (minimum 20 goals), scoring every 118 minutes.
  • Stoke City’s win in their last match against Sunderland ended a run of eight league games without a victory (W0 D4 L4).
  • Everton have only picked up six yellow cards in 10 Barclays Premier League meetings with Stoke City and never more than one in a game.
  • The last three league meetings between these two sides at Goodison Park have ended in a 1-0 scoreline with Everton winning twice and Stoke once.
  • Everton have only netted three goals in their last five league games against Stoke and two of those were own goals by the Potters.
  • Phil Jagielka has scored two own goals when playing against Stoke City in the Premier League.
  • Everton have only ever had more points after 12 games in one previous Premier League season; 2004-05 (23) when they finished in the top four. They have 21 points so far in 2013-14.
  • Everton have lost just one of their last 12 Premier League matches (W5 D6 L1) and lost just one of the last 29 at Goodison Park (W19 D9 L1).
  • Excluding blocked shots, 15 of the 19 shots that Romelu Lukaku has attempted this season have been on target.
  • Stoke are one of three Premier League sides yet to register a headed goal this season and have mustered the joint-fewest headers on target in the top flight (4).