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.
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