Magic Numbers: West Ham
Find out what Kevin Campbell and Nick Barmby have in common.
Everton will be aiming to give David Moyes the perfect Goodison Park farewell by beating West Ham United on Sunday afternoon.
Here we preview the visit of the Hammers in stats, facts and numbers...
1 Home league defeats this season - against Chelsea in December. If the Toffees avoid defeat on Sunday it will set a new Premier League record for the Club for fewest home losses in a single campaign. One home defeat will also match the record of the 1969/70 and 1986/87 title-winning teams and has only been bettered in the 1962/63 season, when Everton did not lose a league game at Goodison.
2 Premier League hat-tricks by Everton players against West Ham – more than any other side. Kevin Campbell netted three in our 6-0 win at Goodison in May 1999 with Nick Barmby repeating the feat at Upton Park in February 2000 during a 4-0 victory, a result which remains the Club’s biggest on the road in the Premier League.
6 Consecutive wins for Everton in the final home game of the season, dating back to the 3-0 victory over Portsmouth at the end of the 2006/07 campaign. If the Toffees win on Sunday it will set a new record for successive wins in the final home game, the previous mark being six which was set between 1960 and 1965.
Additionally, the Blues have played the Hammers on five occasions in our final home league game, winning all five matches, most recently 3-1 in May 2009.
10 Unbeaten games for Everton against West Ham in all competitions, with the Hammers’ last win being 1-0 at Upton Park in April 2007.
17 Premier League victories for Everton in 33 matches against West Ham. The Toffees have recorded nine wins at Goodison Park and eight in east London.
22 Matches between David Moyes and Sam Allardyce as managers, with both men recording nine wins apiece.
60 Goals scored by Everton against the Hammers in the Premier League – more than any other team.
66 Points for the season if the Blues win their last two games - a potential record for the Club in the Premier League era which would be one more point than in 2008/09.
All stats courtesy of Gavin Buckland (@GavinBuckland1 on Twitter).