Everton will look to continue their revival with a third successive Premier League win when they entertain Stoke at Goodison Park on Sunday. The Toffees halted a run of five defeats in six games a fortnight ago when they beat Wolves 2-1 at home, followed up by a 2-0 road victory at Bolton last weekend. That resurgence has left David Moyes' men ninth in the table and keen to leave their shaky start to the season behind them. A home win this weekend would be the perfect way to do that but they could face a tough job against a Stoke side buoyed by their progress in Europe in midweek.
The Potters became the first English club to qualify for the UEFA Europa League last 32 this term when they drew 1-1 with Dynamo Kiev at the Britannia Stadium on Thursday night. Tony Pulis' men were also boosted in the league last time out when their 3-1 home triumph over struggling Blackburn ended a run of four consecutive defeats. Stoke now sit 12th in the table and a point behind Everton, who they could leapfrog with a good result on Sunday. History is against the Potters, who have won just one of their six Premier League games against the Toffees and the same number of their last 16 away matches.
Everton: L W L L W W
Stoke: W L L L L W
• Everton are vying to win three successive league matches for the first time in 22 months..