Everton v Stoke City team news and stats

Date published: Sunday 27th December 2015 5:08

Xherdan Shaqiri: Winning his fitness race for Stoke

Xherdan Shaqiri: Winning his fitness race for Stoke

Everton have won seven of their last ten top-flight fixtures against Stoke, who have lost just one of their last six Premier League trips.

Team news

Everton boss Roberto Martinez will use the depth of his squad as he prepares for Monday’s home clash with Stoke.

Martinez used midfielder Gerard Deulofeu only as a substitute in the 1-0 Boxing Day victory at Newcastle, where he left Arouna Kone sitting on the bench, and both will hope for involvement at Goodison Park.

Phil Jagielka (knee), Steven Pienaar and Bryan Oviedo (both hamstring), James McCarthy (hip) and Steven Naismith (ankle) are all close to contention after recovering from injury and expected to be involved at some point over the festive period.

Forward Xherdan Shaqiri is expected to be fit for Stoke’s game at Everton on Monday despite coming off in the second half of the 2-0 win over Manchester United with a knock.

Defender Geoff Cameron and midfielder Glenn Whelan were also substituted because of slight calf and hamstring injuries in the Boxing Day victory, but should be available for the trip to Goodison Park, according to manager Mark Hughes.

Midfielder Stephen Ireland, striker Peter Crouch and defender Marc Muniesa are all out with hamstring problems.

Opta stats

Everton have conceded only nine goals in their last 20 home league games against Stoke and never more than once in a single match during this run.

Stoke City won both of their Premier League meetings with Everton in 2014-15 without conceding a single goal (2-0 at home, 1-0 away).

The Toffees have won seven of their last 10 top-flight home games against Stoke (W7 D1 L2).

Romelu Lukaku has scored six goals in his last six Premier League appearances at Goodison Park after a run of just one goal in his previous 14 PL apps there.

Everton have lost more Premier League games (5) than they have won (3) at Goodison Park since the start of May (D3).

There have been 19 goals scored in the last four Premier League games played at Goodison Park; an average of 4.8 per game.

Stoke City have lost just one of their last six Premier League away games (W3 D2 L1).

The Potters have kept a clean sheet in five of their last six Premier League games away from home – this is more than they’d kept in their previous 33 PL away games (4).

Overall, Stoke City have kept a clean sheet in eight of their last 11 Premier League games.

Marko Arnautovic has now scored more Premier League goals this season (6) than his previous two combined (5).

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