We head into Wednesday night's match having only won one game in the last 15 at Goodison Park. The club with a rotting garden shed that they call a football stadium has been constantly in Liverpool FC's shadow.
Players are coming back from injury after Jonjo Shelvey played the final 20 minutes in the home defeat to West Ham. Jamaal Lascelles was on the bench at the weekend and many fans are calling for him to be placed straight into the starting side.
The two sides are currently on similar runs of form to each other with ten points gained in each of their last six matches. Taking all three points away from the Toffees is possible but admittedly unlikely as they have won their last four home matches.
Facts and Figures
Everton wins: 71
Newcastle wins: 65
Everton wins: 22
Newcastle wins: 16
Premier League at Everton
Everton wins: 12
Newcastle wins: 5
Previous ten (all competitions)
Everton wins: 8 (21 goals)
Newcastle wins: 1 (9 goals)
Biggest win: Everton0 – 6 Newcastle United (26/10/1912)
Biggest defeat: Everton 8 – 1 Newcastle United (31/10/1931)
Biggest aggregate win: Newcastle United 8 – 0 Everton (1912/13 season: 6-0 and 2-0)
Biggest aggregate defeat: Newcastle United 0 - 9 Everton (1960/61 season: 0-5 and 0-4).
Everton 0 – 1 Newcastle United – 18/09/2010 (Premier League)
Steve Harper: An injury in the first half saw Harper stretchered off which made way for Tim Krul to make his Premier League debut. The Dutchman made some excellent saves to keep Everton at bay and ensured that the Toffees would not become unstuck.
Fabricio Coloccini: Made a goal-saving challenge right at the end of the match to deny Marouane Fellaini from equalising.
Hatem Ben Arfa: On his first start for the club from his loan move from Lyon which was later made a permanent move the following January. After receiving the ball from Wayne Routledge, he took his time before letting fly from 25-yards out and the ball rifled into the top corner. The goal became a contender for goal of the season and confined Everton to their worst Premier League start in 16 years.