Stat Pack: Everton v Southampton

Everton take on Southampton in their final home game of the campaign on Saturday, aiming to stretch their unbeaten Premier League record to five matches.

The Blues secured a 2-0 victory at Huddersfield Town last time out and have won 17 points from the past 24 available as they have risen to eighth in the table.

They will face a Saints side embroiled in a relegation dogfight – Mark Hughes’ men sit 18th in the table and are a point from safety after their 2-1 victory over Bournemouth last time out.

Ahead of the clash at Goodison Park (kick-off 5.30pm), Blues statistician Gavin Buckland and our friends at evertonresults.com provided us with all the must-know numbers.


60: In a previous clash at Goodison on 5 May, Dixie Dean racked up his 60th goal of the season (in 39 games). The legendary striker hit a hat-trick against Arsenal in a 3-3 draw in 1928 to set the reciod for the most goals ever scored in an individual season.

500: The match will be Everton’s 500th home game in the Premier League. The Blues’ record in the first 499 Goodison clashes is W234 D136 L129 – F775 A544.

36: If Everton are victorious on Saturday it will take the Blues to 36 home points in the Premier League this season.

2: Mark Hughes' men's victory over Bournemouth last week was only their second in 22 Premier League games.

12: Everton are unbeaten in their past 12 home meetings against Southampton, having won nine and drawn three of these clashes.
 
100: If Idrissa Gana Gueye makes an appearance against Southampton, it will mark his 100th career game in the Premier League.

402: If he plays against the Saints, it will be Leighton Baines’ 402nd appearance for Everton. That is the same amount that both Gordon West and John Hurst achieved and they will be in joint-16th place on our all-time list. If he starts the game, it will be Baines’ 317th League start for Everton – the same as Colin Harvey. Coincidentally, they would be level in joint-16th on that list.

1,900: A victory would be the 1,900th in Everton’s League history.

100: Two goals against the Saints will take the Blues up to 100 against Southampton at home in all competitions.

4: If the Blues save a Southampton penalty it will be the fourth penalty save this season by an Everton keeper. Jordan Pickford has saved penalties against Hadjuk Split and West Ham United, while Joel Robles kept out a spot-kick against Atalanta. Our keepers have saved three penalties in a season several times before (most recently in 2009/10) but ever before have Everton saved four penalties in one season.

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George Molyneux

Wilf Toman

Edgar Chadwick

Frank Jefferis

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Peter Dougal

Norman Higham

Ken Birch

George Kirby

Jimmy Gabriel

Alan Ball

Terry Curran

Kevin Richardson

Peter Reid

Barry Horne

Paul Rideout

Andrei Kanchelskis

Mark Hughes

James Beattie

Richard Wright

Maarten Stekelenburg

Morgan Schneiderlin

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