MATCH PREVIEW: Swans v Everton

19th September

The Swans will be looking to bounce back from their first defeat of the season when they face Everton on Saturday (3pm).
Garry Monk's side welcome the Toffees to the Liberty Stadium on the back of last weekend's disappointing defeat against Watford.
That was the Swans' first loss in five league games after an impressive start to the campaign.
Everton, meanwhile, come into this fixture on the back of a fine 3-1 win over Chelsea at Goodison Park last Saturday - a result which saw Roberto Martinez's side climb above Swansea and into seventh place.

Swans boss Garry Monk: "You're disappointed to lose any game, but we didn't reach the levels we wanted to last weekend.
"We lost focus a little bit from what we are good at and didn't execute our game plan. 
"But the players have been excellent this week. They're responded well in training and we want to give a positive reaction against Everton."

Everton boss Roberto Martinez: "What Garry has done with Swansea has been very impressive from every angle you want to look at it.
"He was thrown into it, and that's when you get challenged and really tested. He found the way to win important games.
"He gets his ideas across. He is innovative. He has different ways of doing things. He deserves incredible credit for what he has done."

Swansea 1-1 Everton - April 2015
Everton 0-0 Swansea - November 2014
Swansea 3-0 Everton - September 2014 (League Cup)
Everton 3-2 Swansea - March 2014
Everton 3-1 Swansea - February 2014 (FA Cup)

  • Swansea have won just one of their 23 meetings with Everton in all comps (D7 L15)
  • The Swans have lost three of their four Premier League meetings with Everton at the Liberty (D1), netting just two goals in the process
  • Everton have scored a league-high three goals from outside the box in the 2015-16 Premier League so far
  • Ross Barkley has assisted more goals in his last four Premier League games (3) than he had in his previous 77 appearances in the competition (2)
  • Bafetimbi Gomis has scored nine goals in his last 11 Premier League appearances
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