Crystal Palace v Everton team news and stats

Date published: Tuesday 12th April 2016 3:45

Romelu Lukaku: Future under the spotlight

Romelu Lukaku is aiming to net in a fourth straight game against Crystal Palace when Everton travel to Selhurst Park on Wednesday evening.

Team news

Alan Pardew’s only real fitness concern for the Premier League clash is striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who also missed the 1-0 victory over relegation-threatened Norwich.

Midfielder James McArthur has stepped up his recovery, but is not scheduled to return until the Eagles face Manchester United next week.

Everton captain Phil Jagielka will miss Wednesday’s trip to Crystal Palace and the weekend visit of Southampton.

The England defender limped off in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Watford with a hamstring injury and faces a race against time to be fit for the Toffees’ FA Cup semi-final on April 23.

Tom Cleverley is a doubt after a sustaining a knock against the Hornets, but fellow midfielder Ross Barkley will be fit.

Opta stats

  • Crystal Palace have lost just one of their last five Barclays Premier League games against Everton (W2 D2 L1).
  • Only one of the last 10 meetings in all competitions between Palace and the Toffees has ended as a home win (six away wins, three draws).
  • Romelu Lukaku has scored in each of his last three Premier League appearances against the Eagles.
  • Roberto Martinez’s side have lost just one of their last six Premier League away games in London (W2 D3 L1).
  • Everton are the only side Scott Dann has scored against more than once in the Premier League (two goals).
  • The Toffees have conceded more headed goals than any other team in the top flight this season (12).
  • Palace’s win over Norwich last weekend ended a run of 14 Premier League games without a victory (D5 L9).
  • Everton have lost just two of their last 16 Premier League away games (W6 D8).
  • Palace have conceded the most fouls in the Premier League this season (409) while Everton have committed the fewest (258).
  • Roberto Martinez’s team have the best shot conversion rate in the Premier League this season scoring with 18% of their attempts.

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