Goodison Park hosts Everton and Newcastle this Thursday for a big game in the Premier League. Still reeling from their points deduction, Everton will be looking to grab three points against one of the top teams so far this season.
Everton currently sit 18th in the Premier League after their point deduction. In 14 games, The Toffees have five wins, two draws and seven losses which leaves them on seven points, equal with Burnley and two points from safety.
In their last five games in all competitions, Everton have three wins, one draw and one loss. In the Round of 16 of the League Cup, Everton hosted Burnley. James Tarkowski, Amadou Onana and Ashley Young all scored in the 3 - 0 win for Everton despite just 37% of the possession. Vitaliy Mykolenko opened the scoring early on against Brighton but an own goal in the 84th minute from Young meant the game finished 1 - 1.
Mykolenko was on the scoresheet again, this time in the first minute, though Eberechi Eze equalised with a penalty just four minutes later. Abdoulaye Doucoure put Everton back ahead minutes into the second half, but once again Crystal Palace bit back through Odsonne Edouard. However, Idrissa Gueye scored late on to grab the 3 - 2 win. The loss came against Manchester United. Alejandro Garnacho scored one of the goals of the season and was joined on the scoresheet by Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in the 3 - 0 win for United.
The last time out for Everton was against Nottingham Forest. Dwight McNeil scored the only goal of the game in the 67th minute for the 1 - 0 win for Everton despite The Toffees having only 38% of the possession.
Newcastle, on the other hand, sit sixth in the Premier League. The Magpies have eight wins, two draws and four losses in 14 games, leaving them on 26 points, three points from the final Champions League spot and seven points from top of the table Arsenal.
In their last five games in all competitions, Newcastle have two wins, one draw and two losses. In the Champions League, Newcastle travelled to Borussia Dortmund. Niclas Fulkrug and Julian Brandt both scored in the 2 - 0 win for Dortmund. Back in the Premier League, Newcastle suffered a shock defeat to Bournemouth. Dominic Solanke scored twice in 13 minutes to give The Cherries the 2 - 0 win.
However, Newcastle bounced back against Chelsea. Alexander Isak, Jamaal Lascelles, Joelinton and Anthony Gordon all scored in the 4 - 1 win against ten-man Chelsea who had Reece James sent off. In the Champions League, Newcastle suffered from a controversial decision. Isak opened the scoring, but Kylian Mbappe scored a controversial penalty in the 98th minute for the 1 - 1 draw.
The most recent outing for Newcastle was against Manchester United. Gordon scored the only goal of the game in the second half in the 1 - 0 win for Newcastle where they restricted United to just one shot on target.
Everton and Newcastle have met 181 times, with their first meeting coming all the way back in 1898. Not much separates the two sides with Everton on 75 wins and Newcastle on 71 wins, with the other 36 games ending in a draw.