• Everton have won three and lost none of their last seven Barclays Premier League meetings with Southampton (D4).
  • The Saints have only won one of 14 Barclays Premier League trips to Goodison Park (D3 L10).
  • Everton have only scored seven goals in two Premier League games, one of which was a 7-1 home win vs Southampton in November 1996.
  • Everton have lost just three of their last 37 Premier League home games (W24 D10 L3), but one of those defeats came on Boxing Day against Sunderland.
  • Jay Rodriguez has scored seven goals in his last 10 Premier League games for Southampton with five of the last six coming away from home.
  • Rickie Lambert has scored or assisted nine goals in his last 10 Premier League games for Southampton (four goals & five assists).
  • Romelu Lukaku has gone five successive Premier League appearances and 451 minutes without scoring in the competition.
  • Eight of Everton’s Premier League goals this season have come from defenders – more than any other club.
  • Morgan Schneiderlin has created the most goalscoring chances without having assisted a goal in the Premier League in 2013 (33).
  • Tim Howard will miss this match through suspension – he has only missed two Premier League games for Everton since the end of September 2007.