• After a run of 16 consecutive league games without a win against the Toffees (D4 L12), Sunderland have won their last two (both 1-0).
  • Gareth Barry has scored four Barclays Premier League goals against the Black Cats; against no side has he netted more.
  • Everton have won 63 points from their 32 Premier League games this season – should they win this match, it'll already be their highest points tally in a single PL campaign (currently 65 in 2007-08).
  • Romelu Lukaku's 13 Premier League goals this season have won Everton 12 points this season – only goals by Luis Suarez (13) and Daniel Sturridge (18) have been more valuable to their respective sides.
  • Lukaku has scored 30 Premier League goals since the start of 2012-13 – only Luis Suarez (52), Robin van Persie (37) and Daniel Sturridge (31) have netted more in this period.
  • No side has used more substitutes before the start of the second half in games this season than Sunderland (17).
  • Sunderland are one of only three sides to have won fewer points at home that they have away this season in the Premier League (12 at home, 13 away).
  • The Black Cats have netted just two second half goals in their last 18 Premier League meetings with Everton.
  • Adam Johnson has scored or assisted 12 goals for Sunderland this season in the Premier League (eight goals, four assists) – not other Black Cats' player has been involved in more than four goals.
  • Seamus Coleman has had a hand in seven Everton goals this season (six goals, one assist) – no defender has been involved in more this season in the Premier League.