Everton v Crystal Palace team news & stats

Date published: Friday 4th December 2015 3:11

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Crystal Palace have won four of their last six games at Everton going into their latest encounter at Goodison Park on Monday.

Team news

Everton midfielder James McCarthy faces a fitness test on the hip injury that saw him miss Tuesday’s Capital One Cup quarter-final win at Middlesbrough, while Leighton Baines is edging towards full fitness but is unlikely to start.

Crystal Palace, meanwhile, have been boosted by the return to fitness of both Dwight Gayle and Marouane Chamakh, but Bakary Sako has a hamstring injury, while Wilfried Zaha is suspended.

Kick-off at Goodison Park on Monday night is at 8pm.

Opta stats

  • Crystal Palace have lost just one of their last four Premier League games against Everton (W2 D1 L1).
  • At Goodison Park, the Toffees have lost four of their six Premier Leagues clashes with Crystal Palace (W2), including the last two (both by a 2-3 scoreline).
  • Everton are unbeaten in their last 15 Premier League games played on a Monday (W7 D8).
  • Romelu Lukaku scored in both top-flight clashes between these two sides last season, with both goals coming before the 10th minute.
  • Lukaku has scored eight goals in his last eight Premier League games for the Toffees.
  • If Everton win this game, Roberto Martinez will have accrued 300 points as a Premier League manager (currently 297).
  • Everton have netted a total of 14 goals in their last four Premier League games, one more than they managed in their previous 10 games this season.
  • Since Alan Pardew took over in January, only Arsenal (35) have amassed more Premier League points away from home than Crystal Palace (30 pts – W10 D0 L4).
  • Pardew has now enjoyed 100 Premier League wins as a manager, and is the 10th quickest boss to reach that total (261 games).
  • Palace are the only side yet to throw away any points from leading positions in the Premier League this season; winning all seven games that they have led in.


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