Everton FC v Arsenal FC – Starting Teams

We have the teams from Goodison Park as Everton FC welcome Arsenal FC in this possible champions league decider.


  • Everton are without a win in their last 14 matches in all competitions against Arsenal.
  • The last three league meetings have all been drawn.
  • Everton’s last victory over the Gunners came at Goodison Park in March 2007 (1-0).


  • Everton have now won five consecutive Premier League games, their longest winning run since November 2002.
  • No team has lost fewer games in the Premier League this season than Everton (five). They have only suffered one home defeat this season (1-0 v Sunderland on Boxing Day).
  • They have scored the highest percentage of second-half goals in the Premier League this season (71%). Only Manchester City (19) have scored more times in the final 15 minutes of games than Everton (17) this term.
  • Romelu Lukaku has scored four times in his last six games, including Everton’s goal in their 4-1 FA Cup defeat against Arsenal on 8 March.


  • Arsenal have only taken 13 points from a possible 33 in their games against the current Premier League top seven this season.
  • The Gunners have only won three of their last 10 Premier League games (W3, D4, L3).
  • Arsenal won just one of their five matches in March (Everton won all five).
  • Only Manchester United (30) have earned more points away from home than Arsenal (29) this season.
  • No team has ever had 60 or more points after 31 games of a Premier League season and not finished in the top four. Everton and Arsenal currently have 60 and 64 respectively.
  • Lukas Podolski has scored with 33% of his attempts on goal in the last two seasons – the best record of any player with 10 or more goals.


Everton –  Howard, Baines, Distin, Stones, Coleman, McCarthy, Barry, Osman (c), Naismith, Mirallas, Lukaku Everton subs: Robles, Hibbert, McGeady, Deulofeu, Barkley, Garbutt, Alcaraz

Arsenal : Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Monreal, Arteta, Flamini, Cazorla, Rosicky, Podolski, Giroud




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