Making a bright start into their season, Everton will be hoping to start the new year in similar fashion as they targeting all three points this midweek when they travel to face Stoke City. Sitting in the top four seat in current table, Roberto Martinez's men surely hoping that their fine form will stay consistent in 2014 and the best way in doing it is by grabbing all three points against Stoke.
Stoke are no slouch though, although they haven't been that consistent yet this season, playing at home usually brought certain kind of spirit for them. Starting the new year by playing in front of their home crowd, the host surely keen on presenting maximum result for their royal crowd, triggering an exciting battle from two teams, that are hungry for victories.
Everton failed to keep their top four seat in the start on 2014 after only managing a point from that midweek clash against Stoke City at Brittania Stadium. After a goalless first 45 minutes, the home side did got themselves on 50 minutes from Ousama Assaidi's effort, but that potential winning strike was canceled out in stoppage time through Leighton Baines' late spot kick.