Everton vs Sunderland
Romelu Lukaku has scored three goals in two Barclays Premier League appearances against Sunderland.
Sunderland’s victory over Everton in April ended a run of 16 without a win in the Premier League for the Black Cats against the Toffees (D4 L12).
The last time that Everton went unbeaten a home in the league for a whole calendar year was back in 1962. They have only managed this three times previously (1894, 1939, 1962).
Everton have lost just two of their last 36 Premier League home games (W24 D10 L2).
No team has picked up fewer away points than Sunderland this season (three, level with Crystal Palace)
Everton have not lost a Premier League game on December 26 since 2005 (W3 D3 since then).
This is only the second of the last 12 December 26 games that Sunderland have played away from home.
Everton’s haul of 34 points this season is only two fewer than Roberto Martinez managed in the whole of 2012-13 with Wigan.
Five of Everton’s last 11 Premier League goals have come from their full-backs (Coleman 3, Oviedo 2).
Sunderland have been given more red cards in Premier League games than any other side this season (5).