Everton v Swansea City: The big talking points

18th November 2016

Swansea City go in search of a much-needed Premier League win at Everton this weekend.
The Swans have not had much joy against the Toffees down the decades, but they have not lost to the Merseyside club in five meetings.
Here we look at the big talking points as Bob Bradley bids to extend that run.

A new man in the dugout
Paul Williams has had a hand in the Swans' training sessions this week having been unveiled as Bradley's new assistant manager. 
His first appearance alongside the boss on the touchline comes at Everton, where the Swans will hope Williams' input can help inspire a positive result. 

Familiar face, unfamiliar shirt
The Swans' new No. 2 won't be the only man called Williams who is in the spotlight this weekend.
Many eyes will be on Ashley Williams as the long-time Swans captain faces his former club for the first time since his summer switch to Everton.
Certainly, the sight of Williams in a blue jersey will be a strange one. 

A tricky start
The Swans' difficult run at the beginning of this season has been thanks in part to some disappointing displays, but it is also worth noting that the fixture list has not been kind.
In 11 league games this season, they have already faced eight of the Premier League's current top 10 - and that will become nine after they face seventh-placed Everton.

Dyer delight
Bradley has expressed his pleasure this week at having Nathan Dyer back in contention for selection.
The winger has not featured since August as a result of an ankle injury which required surgery, but he could play some part at Everton having trained all week. 
He will be a welcome addition to the Swans' options out wide.

Good news from Goodison?
The Swans had never beaten Everton in a league game in almost 90 years of trying until goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Andre Ayew saw them scramble a 2-1 victory at Goodison Park in January this year.
After 10 top-flight fixtures without a win, a repeat of that result would be most welcome this weekend.
The Swans' form is poor, but Everton are not flying either. Their 5-0 defeat at Chelsea last time out means they have won only once in six league games.