MATCH PREVIEW: Everton v Swans
24th January 2016
Swansea City will be hoping to build on the recent win over Watford when they face Everton on Sunday (1.30pm).
The Swans travel to Goodison Park on the back of a crucial 1-0 home win over Watford last Monday night - a result which moved them out of the relegation zone.
And following the appointment of Francesco Guidolin as the club's new Head Coach, Swansea will be aiming to secure back-to-back league wins for the first time since last May.
They now face an Everton side whose form has been rather indifferent this season, with the Toffees wining six league games so far this season and just one victory in their last nine league outings.
WHAT THEY SAID
Everton boss Roberto Martinez: "Francesco Guidolin has had a long career in football. I wasn't too surprised with the appointment because he fits in well there.
"We now have five games in 14 days in three different competitions. It's what we wanted and we'll embrace it."
Swans Head Coach Francesco Guidolin: "I hope to see my players play with confidence and without fear. I have had a great response from all the players in training this week. Their attitude has been excellent and I can already see their enthusiasm to work hard every time they put their feet on the pitch.
"There is a real strong mentality that this is the way they want to work, which has been very encouraging for me."
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
Swansea 0-0 Everton - September 2015
Swansea 1-1 Everton - April 2015
Everton 0-0 Swansea - November 2014
Everton 3-2 Swansea - March 2014
Swansea 1-2 Everton - December 2013
- Swansea have failed to score on three of their previous four Premier League visits to Goodison Park
- Roberto Martinez's side have won just three of their last 13 Premier League matches at Goodison Park (W3 D4 L6)
- Since November 28, Everton have dropped a league-high 11 points from leading positions in nine Premier League games, six more than any other side
- Everton midfielder Gareth Barry has run 261.6km in the Premier League this season - only Bournemouth's Andrew Surman has covered more ground in 2015-16 (266.0km)
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