Everton v West Brom (Preview)

    Everton are set to be without Kevin Mirallas and Seamus Coleman for Wednesday’s Premier League clash against West Brom.

    Winger Mirallas again limped off with a hamstring problem during Saturday’s FA Cup win over Bolton, his second abortive comeback from the injury he first suffered two months ago.

    Full-back Coleman is expected to be out for at least another two weeks with a thigh injury while midfielder Darron Gibson has suffered a slight setback in his own recovery from a thigh problem.

    Here are some interesting facts on Everton & West Bromwich Albion:


    • Just one of their previous 13 Premier League meetings between these two sides have ended as a draw, with Everton winning seven and West Brom securing five wins.


    • Victor Anichebe has scored in two of his last three Premier League games against West Brom, despite playing a combined 69 minutes over those three matches.


    • Everton have lost only 9% of games that they have conceded the first goal of the game in this season (1 of 11); the best such record in the Premier League.


    • West Brom have attempted 61% of their shots in the second half of Premier League games this season; a higher proportion than any other side.


    • Romelu Lukaku has scored seven goals and assisted one in his nine Premier League starts for West Brom.


    • Despite picking up just one point from their last four Premier League games, this is still West Brom’s highest points tally after 23 games in a PL season.


    • Everton have drawn a joint-league high 11 games in the Premier League this season. Only three sides (Everton in 2010-11, Birmingham in 2010-11 and Ipswich in 1992-93 – all 12) have drawn more of their first 23 games in a PL season.


    • Only Manchester City have lost fewer games than Everton this season.


    • West Brom have lost four of their last five away games in the Premier League.


    • Everton have used fewer players than any other Premier League side this season.



    Neville, Jagielka, Heitinga, Baines
    Naismith, Osman, Fellaini, Pienaar
    Anichebe, Jelavic
    West Bromwich Albion
    Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell
    Morrison, Dorrans, Yacob, Brunt
    Lukaku, Long


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