In this new feature on evertonfc.com we preview this weekend’s trip to Aston Villa with the help of stats, facts and numbers…
2 Times in the Premier League era Everton have won their opening two fixtures - in 1993/94 and 2007/08.
6 Games drawn out of the last seven matches played between Everton and Aston Villa. The Blues have led in five of those contests.
8 Seasons since we last won at Villa Park. The Blues last victory at the stadium was a 3-1 triumph in February 2005 – our only league success on the ground since 1987.
10 Everton’s current unbeaten run in the league – one short of our Premier League record set at the end of the 2009/10 campaign.
12 League games without a win against Villa, the longest such run against any side in the Premier League. Our last victory was by a 4-1 scoreline at Goodison in March 2006, although we did beat them 3-1 in the FA Cup in February 2009.
28 Darron Gibson’s current run of unbeaten matches in the Premier League - 16 with Manchester United and all 12 the midfielder has played with Everton. The run stretches back to April 2010.
49 Career goals in all competitions for Leon Osman - 43 at Everton and three apiece at both Carlisle and Derby while on loan. Aston Villa are the midfielder’s favourite opponents – he has notched five against the Midlands outfit. Ossie also needs one more appearance to reach 250 in the Premier League for the Toffees.
99 Away wins for Everton in the Premier League.
110 Seasons Everton have spent in the top flight. Aston Villa are the only other team with a century of campaigns. This is their 102nd season.
194 League matches between the two sides. All have been in the top flight and it remains the most played league fixture in English football history. Villa have won 72 and Everton 70.
199 Wins in all competitions by Everton under the management of David Moyes.
299 Everton league goals against Aston Villa.
Stats courtesy of Gavin Buckland (@GavinBuckland1)