THIS NIGHTMARE SEASON IS NEARLY OVER NOW! ...
... our penultimate game of the
campaign saw 95 minutes of rubbish, followed by a fabulously flukey
- it was our 500th
home game in the Premier League (and our 999th in total)!
- our record in those 500 Prem matches is W234 D137 L129 – F776
- home and away we’ve now won just 1 of our last
5 meetings with the Saints – W1 D2 L2
- at Goodison, however, things have been better recently!
- we are unbeaten in our last
13 home encounters with them – W9 D4 L0, all in the Premier
- their last win at our place was back in November 1997
- Matt Le Tissier and Kevin Davies scored the goals in their
- our overall home League record against the Saints is an impressive
- just in the Premier League it is W13 D5 L1
- and on a points per game basis they are our favourite
home opponents in the Prem after Fulham!
(including only teams who have visited us more than 5 times
in the Premier League)
- Nathan Redmond's goal was Southampton's 100th
against us in all League meetings
- it was also the 55th we've conceded in the League this
season, home and away
- that's the most (equal with 2015/16) since the 57 we shipped
- but we didn't lose!
- that's 5 matches unbeaten for us now, home and away - W2 D3
- and we've lost only once in our last 8 - W4 D3 L1
- and the one defeat was to the champions, Man City!
- the match was a Saturday game with a 5.30pm kick-off
- our record in our last 8 matches, home and away, starting at
5.30pm is now W0 D1 L7!
(that includes all days of the week)
- putting the time and day together
- our record in the last 7 Saturday matches kicking off at 5.30pm,
home and away, is W0 D1 L6!
- we conceded the first goal against Southampton
- our record the last 9 times we've conceded the first goal in
a game is now W0 D2 L7
- oh, and we don't really enjoy the first 45 minutes of games
at home, do we?
- our last 10 half-time scores at Goodison Park have looked like
- 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-3, 0-0, 0-0, 2-0, 0-1, 0-0, 0-0
- great, eh?!
- Maya Yoshida was sent off, of course
- he's the first player to receive
his marching orders in an Everton v Southampton game at Goodison!
- Mark Hughes is, of course, the current manager of Southampton
- this was the 6th club he’s managed against Everton
- the others being Blackburn, Man City, Fulham, QPR and Stoke
- only 1 person has managed
more teams against us in all competitions
- Ron Atkinson with 7 (Cambridge, West Brom, Man Utd, Sheff Wed,
Aston Villa, Coventry and Nott’m Forest)
- counting League games only .....
- ..... Hughes has moved to joint top of the “most
clubs managed against Everton in the League” chart
- he's joined Atkinson and our own Sam Allardyce on 6
- Ron Atkinson’s 6 are as stated above but without Cambridge
- he managed them against us only in the League Cup (back in 1976)
- Big Sam’s 6 are Bolton, Newcastle, Blackburn, West Ham, Sunderland
and Crystal Palace
- oh, and we ended the home League season with an average attendance
- that's our 2nd highest (after 39,310 in 2016/17) since 38,837
- Leighton Baines made his 402nd appearance for us in all competitions
against the Saints
- that’s the same amount that both Gordon West and John Hurst
- they are now all in joint 16th place on our
all-time appearances chart
- if was also Leighton’s 317th League start for us – the
same as Colin Harvey
- they’re level in joint 16th on that
particular Everton chart
- Michael Keane still hasn't scored any Premier League goals for
- that's in 28 starts and 29 appearances for us in the Prem
- he's on an
elite list of our Prem non-goalscorers
- headed of course by the (non-)goal machine Tony Hibbert!
- and so on to West Ham away on May
13th in our final game of the season!
- the match will be our 500th away game in the Premier League
- and our 1,000th
- our current record in our first 999 Prem matches is W362 D287
L350 – F1302 A1262
- we've only played 4 games in the past on May 13th – and we are
unbeaten, winning 2 and drawing 2
- one of the wins was against West Ham – 3-1
at home back in 1989
- that was a week before we lost to Liverpool in the
FA Cup Final
- our last May 13th outing was in 2012 when we
beat Newcastle at Goodison, also 3-1
- that was our last game of that season
- and it was also Tim Cahill’s last game for the club and he was
sent off after the match had ended!
- we won the last time we met West Ham
at Goodison last November in David Unsworth’s last match as
our caretaker manager
- Wayne Rooney, you will remember, scored his first Everton hat-trick
– including *that* goal from inside his own half!
- we have a very good recent record against the Hammers
- in our last 22 meetings, home and away in all competitions,
it is W13
- just at their ground(s) we are unbeaten in 11 visits in all
comps – W7
- and overall in Premier League visits to West Ham our record
- on a points per game basis that makes them are our
favourite away Premier League opponents!
(including only teams we have visited more than 9 times
in the Prem)!
- we drew the last time we visited West Ham
in April last year on our first visit to their new London
- our last away win against them was in May
- Romelu Lukaku supplied our 93rd minute winner in a 2-1 victory
- 1 more goal this time around will bring up 100
for us at their place in all competitions
- in what will be our 70th away meeting
- if he plays at West Ham it will be Leighton Baines 403rd appearance
for us in all competitions
- that would put him into 16th place alone on our
all-time list, 1 ahead of Gordon West and John Hurst
- if Seamus Coleman plays it will be his 259th game for the club
- he’d be in joint 58th place on that same list, level with Joseph
- if Phil Jagielka starts the game it will be his 357th start
for the club
- that’s the same as Leon Osman and Kevin Sheedy managed
- they'll be in joint 21st place on our
all-time starts chart
- for Leighton Baines, a start would be the 318th for us in the
- that’s 1 more than Colin Harvey reached
- and Leighton would be alone in 16th place on our our
all-time League starts list!
- if Jordan Pickford plays he will become our only ever
present in League matches this season
- Ross Barkley was the last player to manage that for us – in
- Ross came on as a sub in 2 League games that season
- if Jordan starts against West Ham he will have started every
League game this campaign
- the last person to do that was Leighton Baines back in 2012/13
- Wayne Rooney recently became the Everton player to be subbed
off the most times in a single season
- that was when it happened for the 24th time this campaign in
our win at Huddersfield
- if he’s substituted against West Ham that will be the 21st time
it’s happened in the League this season
- that's the same number of times that it happened to Marcus Bent
- they'll be joint top of the Everton list of being
subbed off most times in a single League season!
- if we fail to beat the Hammers it will mean we will end this
season with just 3 away League victories
- that would be our worst total since we won just 1 away League
game in 2003/04!
- a defeat would be our 15th, home and away, in the League this
- that would be the most (equal with 2014/15) since we lost 16
- we have currently scored 15 goals away from home in the League
- unless we score 4 times at West Ham we will have our lowest
return since we managed just 12 in 2005/06!
(we managed just 19 a season later in 2006/07)
- home and away in the League we have scored 43 times this season
- unless we manage 5 at the London Stadium it will be our lowest
scoring League season since 2005/06
- we hit just 34 that season (we managed 48 in 2014/15)
- and we've currently conceded 33 goals away from home in the
League this season
- that's the most since we gave away 37 in 2003/04
- and home and away we've shipped 55 goals in the League so far
- that's the most (equal with 2015/16) since the 57 we shipped
- 2 more goals conceded this time round would take us to 3,900
away from home in our League history!
- a win, however, would be the 600th away from home in our Top
- it would also be the 1,900th for us in all of our League games
ever, home and away!
- and it would give us back-to-back victories away from home
- we haven’t done that since August/September
- if we avoid defeat it will take our unbeaten away run in the
League up to 4 matches
- that's something we haven’t achieved since a run of 5 ending
in February 2017
- Ramiro Funes Mori made his first appearance of the season for
us a couple of weeks ago against Swansea
- will anyone else make their seasonal debut for us against West
- if they do, they will be the
40th different player we've used this season
- we've never reached that milestone before - the current 39 is
our highest ever
- Graham Scott will be refereeing the match – only his 4th Everton
- the previous 3 have all been at Goodison where we won 2 and
- will he award a penalty?!
- a penalty for West Ham would be the 10th
for all of our opponents so far this season
- that would equal the club record set in 1976/77!
- if we save a West Ham penalty it will be the 4th pen save this
season by an EFC keeper
- Jordan Pickford saved one at
Hadjuk Split in August and against
West Ham at Goodison in November
- and Joel Robles kept one out against
Atalanta also in November
- our keepers have saved 3 pens in a season several times before
(most recently in 2009/10)
- but we've never had a season when Everton keepers have saved
- between us and our opponents, 6 penalties have been saved by
goalkeepers this season
- that's only ever happened once before in our history - in 1904/05!
- another save this time would set a new club record!
- and will West Ham be unsuccessful with a spot-kick?
- if they are, it would be the
100th missed by all of our opponents in all of our away League
- the match is, of course, a Sunday game with a 3.00pm kick-off
- we’ve won 0 of our last 10 Sunday games away from home, all
in the Premier League – W0 D2 L8!
- in our last 15 away Sunday trips in the Prem, our record is
W1 D3 L11!
- the one win in those 15 games came at QPR in March 2015!
- we’ve done better recently though in 3.00pm kick-offs
- whatever the day of the week our record is W4 D2 L0 in our last
- a reminder of some new sections on the site!
- Test cricketers have a small number on their shirt or cap
- it shows where they fit in in terms of the historical chronology
of their country
- now you can see what number every Everton player would wear!
- have a look at the 'Everton
Players Numbered Chronologically' section!
- who's managed the most times against Everton?
- who's managed the most clubs against us?!
- well, there's a new 'Opposition
Managers' section that will tell you everything you need to
- the 'Goals
in Most Consecutive Matches' section has been updated!
- it now includes details of which Everton players have scored
in the most successive home & away games too!
- who was the last Everton man to play 50 or more games in a season?
- who has played the most games in one season?!
- the new '50
or More Appearances in a Season' section will tell you!
- on the flip side, which players only ever managed 1 game for
- find out in the new Just
One Appearance section!
- we used 27 different players last season in all competitions
and 19 of them scored a goal
- is that a lot?! how does it compare to other seasons?
- find out in the new 'Number
of Players Used and Goal Scorers - Season-by-Season' section!
- who was the last Everton player to feature in every game in
- have a look at the new Ever
Presents section to find out!
- and how often have we completed League 'doubles' over our opponents
in the past?
- alternatively, how often have we been on the receiving end of
- you can now find out in the new League
Doubles For and Against section
- ever wondered which Everton player has been substituted the
- well, now you can find out - have a look at the new Subbed
Off section for full, fascinating details!
- Ademola Lookman scored on his Everton debut last season
- who else has managed that feat for the club?!
- have a look at the new Scored
on Their Debut section to find out!
- with Wayne Rooney having returned to Everton action, who else
has had 2 separate spells at the club?!
- the new Two
or More Spells at Everton section will tell you!
- new boy Jordan Pickford looks like he'll be our keeper for some
years to come
- but who else has appeared for us between the sticks in the past?!
- the new Goalkeepers
section has all the details!
- and don't forget there's also a new History
In Short section too!
- you can see at a glance how many times we've finished in each
position in the League
- and where exactly we've been knocked out of the various cup
- have a peek!
Notable Forthcoming Anniversaries and Milestones
Phil Jagielka needs 1 more start to reach 300 for us in the
Premier League - he's currently on 299
Seamus Coleman needs 2 more starts to reach 200 for us
in the League - su far he's on 198
Wayne Rooney needs 2 more appearances to reach 100 for us
in the Premier League - so far he's made 67 starts + 31 as a sub
Dates of Birth