• This fixture has seen the joint-most penalties in Premier League history (17).
  • Romelu Lukaku has scored three goals in three Premier League appearances against Newcastle.
  • Everton have won two and lost just one of their last four Premier League visits to St James Park – both of their victories in this run ended 2-1 (as did the defeat).
  • The Toffees have won five, drawn three and lost just two of the last 10 league meetings with the Magpies.
  • Everton have not won any of their last five Premier League away games (W0 D2 L3), losing the last three in a row without scoring.
  • There have been at least three goals scored in each of the last six Premier League meetings between these two sides – with both Everton and Newcastle scoring in every one of these games.
  • If Everton win this game it will be the first time they’ve won four Premier League games in a row since March 2008.
  • Newcastle have taken nine points from their last four Premier League games (W3 L1).
  • Newcastle have scored just two goals in their last six Premier League home games but those strikes have brought in six points.
  • Only three of Romelu Lukaku’s 11 Premier League goals for Everton have come in away games.