Everton v Newcastle: Fellaini Needed in Midfield | Stats Preview

Everton v Newcastle: Fellaini Needed in Midfield | Stats Preview

Everton welcome Newcastle to Goodison Park as they look to bounce back from the dismal West Brom showing. Alan Pardew's Newcastle side are trying to contend with a raft of injuries following their home draw with Aston Villa. Goodison is a fortress with Everton winning 12 of their last 15 at home. In those 15 matches, Everton have scored 31 and conceded just five in the process. Everton's last nine home league games have returned eight wins and seven clean …
Everton v West Brom: Can The Baggies Stop Baines?

Everton v West Brom: Can The Baggies Stop Baines?

Saturday’s match sees Everton travel to West Brom in search of a club record. Avoid defeat and Everton create a new club record for unbeaten Premier League games; the convincing win at Villa Park tied the previous best (11). David Moyes’ men are in fine form with three defeats in 26 and just one defeat in ten on the road. To extend their good form, however, Everton will need to overcome an in-form West Brom side. With their opening day …
Everton | The Importance of Darron Gibson | Opta Stats Analysis

Everton | The Importance of Darron Gibson | Opta Stats Analysis

On the back of Everton’s triumph over Manchester United, David Moyes and several of his playing staff have been thrust into the unfamiliar glare of the media spotlight. Tactics have been lauded, techniques saluted and the likes of Marouane Fellaini and Phil Jagielka have been the recipients of some highly complimentary reviews. As players bathe in the glory of Monday's win, one man unlikely to experience a similar surge of public admiration is Darron Gibson. Since his Manchester United days there has tended to …
Everton v Aston Villa: Match & Stats Preview

Everton v Aston Villa: Match & Stats Preview

After a first opening day win in five years, Everton are in confident mood. Everton’s belief highlighted by Nikica Jelavic's post-match comments on Monday:
"Manchester United are strong but we killed them. David de Gea saved them. We could have really destroyed them".
Monday's win was Everton's first opening day win and clean sheet since August 1996. Recent Form Aston Villa succumbed to an opening day loss at newly promoted West Ham. Despite controlling the early stages, Villa faded and West Ham could …
Which Team Relies The Most On Their Strikers? | Stats Comparison

Which Team Relies The Most On Their Strikers? | Stats Comparison

With the 2012/2013 Premier League season kicking off in a matter of days and teams desperately searching for that striker who scores 20+ goals a season, we look at just what percentage of each teams goals are scored by their strikers. We have looked at what percentage of each teams overall goals were scored by their strikers last season and what percentage of their goals have been scored by their strikers in the last four seasons.  The headings in each …
Jack Rodwell: Will He Be Missed? | Statistical Analysis

Jack Rodwell: Will He Be Missed? | Statistical Analysis

Everton signed Jack Rodwell at the age of seven and his potential was clear from the start. With an Under 18s début at 14, Rodwell surged through the ranks. A reserve début followed at 15 with a full début secured by 16. On a cold night in Alkmaar, Rodwell became Everton's youngest ever player in Europe at the age of 16 years and 284 days. The following season, the midfielder broke into the first team and scored his first Everton goal. Over …
Who is the most influential player from the Top 8? | Statistical Comparison

Who is the most influential player from the Top 8? | Statistical Comparison

Last season's top 8 clubs in the Premier League was some what predictable, in what order they finished in was a surprise to many, but which players at those clubs were the most influential at that club, I take a look at their stats here. The top 8 clubs, United, City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle, Liverpool & Everton, all had at least one top quality striker, Arsenal has Robin van Persie (left) and were all able to score at consistent …
Pienaar Returns | Statistical Look at His Importance to Everton

Pienaar Returns | Statistical Look at His Importance to Everton

Steven Pienaar is edging ever closer to a third stint at Everton. Sometimes, footballers find a club that allows them to express themselves. For Steven Pienaar, that club is Everton. Before he returned to Tottenham, the player spoke fondly of his second spell at Goodison, “I just want to say thanks for the support from day one. I really appreciate it”. He went on, “It means a lot to me, this club”, before dropping a hint about the future, “Let’s just …
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