It's been nearly a year since Everton lost a Premier League match at Goodison Park.
That's never happened in any competition against Fulham.
The Toffees look to continue their climb up the table by continuing their utter dominance at home against the Cottagers on Saturday.
Everton (7-7-1) are trying to prove they belong among the Premier League's elite, and that certainly seems true at home. They're 11-5-0 at Goodison Park since a 2-1 loss to Chelsea on December 30, and they've won four of seven matches there this season.
That's one reason why the Toffees are fifth in the league, one point behind fourth-place Manchester City and two back of Liverpool and Chelsea for second. Despite the lofty position, Everton are also just one point ahead of Tottenham and two in front of Newcastle.
Playing three of the next four matches at home should help them improve their position in the league before visiting Stoke City on New Year's Day.
"We feel like we need to perform well at home," goalkeeper Tim Howard told the team's official website. "They're winnable (the remaining December games) but we just have to go out and actually do it which is the hard part.
"If you start putting wins together back-to-back, it puts pressure on teams above you."
Everton have done that with an eight-game unbeaten run (4-4-0), and they're coming off last weekend's 1-1 draw at first-place Arsenal after stunning Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford four days earlier.
It would seem the Toffees are in an ideal position to keep that stretch going against Fulham.
They're unbeaten in 23 all-time home meetings with the Cottagers, going 21-2-0 while outscoring them 50-11. Everton have won 20 straight matchups at Goodison Park, dating back to a scoreless draw on September 5, 1959.
Romelu Lukaku, the team's leading goal-scorer with eight, will likely have a say in extending that tremendous streak. The forward has scored five goals in five home matches, including three in the past two.
Everton, though, will have to deal with the absence of James McCarthy, who is suspended after being issued his fifth booking of the season last weekend. They also have Howard, Gareth Barry and Ross Barkley sitting on four yellow cards.
"It's one of those situations you have to cope with," manager Roberto Martinez told the team's official website. "It's the month of coping with the five bookings."
Fulham (4-1-10) are trying to beat Everton in league play for the first time since a 2-1 win at home on Sept. 13, 2009. They took the most recent matchup by the same score in the Capital One Cup on September 24.
The Cottagers, however, are one of the biggest disappointments of the season, sitting 18th in the league while their 13 points are level with Crystal Palace and West Ham.
They stopped a seven-game losing streak in all competitions last weekend, beating Aston Villa 2-0 to get their first win in two games under manager Rene Meulensteen, who replaced the sacked Martin Jol earlier this month.
"It's three points, first and foremost," defender Aaron Hughes told the team's official website. "It's always nice to get three points with a good performance; being solid with a clean sheet. All those things. First and foremost, we wanted those three points.
"We can take that confidence and hopefully it sets us up to come away from a game to hopefully get something."
Dimitar Berbatov scored a penalty against Villa after going five matches without a goal. The forward netted the decisive strike against Everton in September, and he's scored in half of his six starts at Goodison Park.