MATCH PREVIEW: Everton v Swans
1st November 2014
The Swans will be looking to bounce back from their midweek disappointment as they return to league action against Everton at Goodison Park (3pm).
Garry Monk's side bowed out of the Capital One Cup against Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday night, and now return to Merseyside for the second time in the space of four days.
Swansea returned to winning ways last weekend with a 2-0 victory over Leicester at the Liberty, and they face an Everton side that have turned a corner of late.
The Toffees lie just two points and three places below the Swans after a 3-1 win over Burnley last time out, while Roberto Martinez's side have made a positive start to their Europa League campaign.
The Swans have never won at Goodison Park but they have already beaten Everton once this season - a 3-0 success in the third round of the League Cup back in September.
Romelu Lukaku and Darron Gibson are expected to recover from injury in time to feature, while Kevin Mirallas and John Stones are still sidelined.
The Swans have Federico Fernandez available after his red card against Liverpool in midweek was overturned, and Gylfi Sigurdsson and Ki Sung-Yueng should return after missing Tuesday's game with Liverpool.
WHAT THEY SAID
Everton boss Roberto Martinez: "We look capable of scoring goals against anyone. The problem we had, which is very uncharacteristic for us, was the soft goals that we were conceding.
"That's reflected in the scorelines. We conceded twice in the last 10 minutes against Arsenal. That is something that has been showing in the table."
Swans boss Garry Monk: "Goodison Park is always a difficult place to go. It's a great atmosphere there with a tight pitch and it will be a very tough game.
"They (Everton) had a difficult start to the season with the European games and coping with the demands that that can bring.
"But they have picked up a few results recently and have a very good squad of players. The win against them in the cup gives us confidence and it was a good win."
- Romelu Lukaku has scored in three of his five Premier League appearances against Swansea
- Everton have never lost to Swansea City in the league (18 games)
- Wilfried Bony has now scored 20 Premier League goals for Swansea City - the joint most for the Swans in the competition alongside Michu
- Swansea are one of four sides yet to concede a goal from outside the box in the Premier League this season
- The Swans have seen four of their efforts cleared off the line; more than any other in the Premier League this season