Arsenal have not lost in its last five visits to Goodison Park and Everton has yet to lose a match on its home field this season. Something has to give this Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Marouane Fellaini returns to the Toffees’ lineup after a suspension for yellow cards. He has started the season with a career record pace of six goals early on.
Everton’s top scorer should provide an offensive boost to a team that is well-equipped to win a 1-0 match.
Leighton Baines will assist him on both sides of the pitch. The Toffees' defender has created 50 chances for his teammates this season, more than any other player in Europe's top five leagues (via Goal.com).
Tony Hibbert could also be returning to action this Wednesday. He sat on the bench against Norwich this past weekend.
The Toffees have earned only one point out of two winnable games against Norwich and Reading and have started a bad habit of giving up equalizers late in games, most recently against the Canaries.
Yet with all the concerns Everton has had, it is still one point ahead of the Gunners in the Premier League tables.
Arsenal will try to match Fellaini’s return with the stout defensive effort they’ve been putting out all year. They’re currently tied for the best defensive record in the Premier League, giving up five goals on the season.
Arsene Wenger will also be dealing with injuries for his club as well. Abou Diaby (thigh) and Andre Santos (abdomen) will likely not play in Wednesday’s clash.
Conversely, the Arsenal manager will probably get a player returning to the lineup in Theo Walcott. He had been recovering from a shoulder injury.
History certainly sides with the Gunners as well. They have delivered the two largest defeats in the history of this pairing, including a 6-1 romping at Goodison Park in 2009.
Check out the essential information for Wednesday’s match, including where to live stream the EPL showdown.
Where: Goodison Park, Liverpool, England
When: Wednesday, November 28th, 2:45 EST
TV: Fox Soccer Plus
Live Stream: Fox Soccer2Go
Mike Shiekman is a Breaking News Writer for Bleacher Report.