They might have recovered from a debilitating bout of home sickness against Southampton on Monday night, but on the road Carlo Ancelotti's Everton are on target for a remarkable record.

The Blues make the relatively short trip to The Hawthorns on Thursday to face West Bromwich Albion for their latest away match of this Premier League season.

But after 12 matches on the road the Blues have already recorded their best ever away points haul at this stage of a campaign.

The Blues eight wins, two draws and only two defeats has yielded 26 points away from Goodison Park.That is one point better than Howard Kendall's majestic 1984/85 title winners gathered after 12 games of that campaign, two points better than the 1969/70 title winners (using the three points for a win model) collected and two points better than the 1931 second division champions.

Everton drew their 13th league match of the 84/85 campaign at Old Trafford, while in 1969/70 the soon to be champions lost 2-1 at Elland Road in their 13th away fixture.

So Carlo Ancelotti's side have the opportunity to extend their position as the club's most successful travellers.

Everton's current away record compared to previous seasons

In their only away fixture in cup football this season Everton also triumphed 5-2 at Fleetwood Town in the Carabao Cup.

The absence of fans this season has meant that a number of clubs have enjoyed unusually successful away records this season, including Leicester City and Manchester United.

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Key to Everton's sparkling away form this season has been centre-forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

His late equaliser at Old Trafford last month means he is just one goal away from matching Romeu Lukaku's record of nine away goals in a Premier League season - and he was a raised Trent Alexander-Arnold foot away from tapping in his ninth at Anfield.

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Calvert-Lewin's eight goals have all been enormously important, helping to win 11 points on the road for the Blues.

The striker said this week: "We believe in ourselves and we believe we can be up there. It’s nights like tonight, the consistency will get us up there.

"It’s important that we keep collecting three points whether it’s home or away!"