Statistics are experiencing a major boom in and around the game of football.
The depth of information, differing categories and overall level of detail seem to be improving all the time, as is the material available to fans.
With this rush of information, it's important to establish the correct criteria needed in each case when building an argument. While they become instantly addictive, several numbers are simply interesting observations instead of genuine revelations.
Statistics can certainly be misleading at times and often construed in several different ways. However, in the right context, they expose important information and add a substantial layer to in-depth analysis.
Here's a look at five statistics that emphasis some of the key characteristics of Everton's season so far.