Premier League Preview: Swansea - Everton
Michael Laudrup is looking for a swift return to form after defeat at Aston Villa last week, while Everton is hoping to pick up a first win in three Premier League games.
By Tom McKeown
Rangel, Tate, A Williams, Davies
Britton, De Guzman
Routledge, Graham, Dyer
Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines
Mirallas, Fellaini, Pienaar
Michael Laudrup is sweating on the fitness of defender Ashley Williams, who is fighting to recover from an ankle injury. The Swans’ defense is already threadbare as they continue to be without the suspended Chico Flores, while Kyle Bartley (thigh) and Neil Taylor (ankle) are long-term injuries, but Gary Monk (back) could make it on to the bench.
If Williams recovers, the manager is likely to name the same side from their defeat at Aston Villa, with Pablo Hernandez awaiting his first start for the club.
Striker Nikica Jelavic (knee) is likely to miss out for Everton after colliding with the goalpost against Newcastle on Monday, meaning Victor Anichebe will come into the starting lineup.
David Moyes has no other new injury worries, with Darron Gibson (thigh) the only absentee, so the Toffees are likely to name a similar starting lineup that drew 2-2 with the Magpies on Monday.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Swansea has never beaten Everton, losing 11 of its previous 15 clashes in all competitions.
- In their last seven trips to south Wales, the Toffees have scored at least twice.
- Swansea is joint top-scorer in the Premier League this season with 10, alongside Manchester United and Fulham.
- Everton has only tasted defeat once in its last 13 Premier League matches, winning seven and drawing five.
- Since August 2010 Leighton Baines is the top-scoring defender in the league with 10 goals.
- The Toffees need two more goals for their 7,000th strike in league soccer.
Top 3 Predictions
Swansea City 2-1 Everton
- 14.63 %
Swansea City 1-2 Everton
- 13.67 %
Swansea City 1-1 Everton
- 9.33 %
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||Jan 12, 2013||Everton 0 - Swansea City 0|
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||Sep 22, 2012||Swansea City 0 - Everton 3|
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||Mar 24, 2012||Swansea City 0 - Everton 2|
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||Dec 21, 2011||Everton 1 - Swansea City 0|
|Dec 12, 2013||Sankt Gallen 1 - Swansea City 0||EL|
|Dec 9, 2013||Swansea City 1 - Hull 1||EPL|
|Dec 4, 2013||Swansea City 3 - Newcastle 0||EPL|
|Dec 1, 2013||Manchester City 3 - Swansea City 0||EPL|
|Nov 28, 2013||Swansea City 0 - Valencia 1||EL|
|20||Jonathan De Guzmán||Midfielder|
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