MATCH PREVIEW: Swans v Everton
23rd September 2014
The Swans welcome Everton to the Liberty on Tuesday in one of four all-Premier League ties in the Capital One Cup (7.45pm).
The two sides meet at the third round stage with a place in the last 16 up for grabs.
Swansea have had a good relationship with this competition in recent seasons, famously winning the trophy back two seasons ago.
Everton, meanwhile, have been knocked out in the third round in three of the last four seasons.
This is the first meeting between the sides in the competition, while the Swans are yet to record a single victory over Everton.
The Swans are without striker Wilfried Bony who is suspended after being sent off against Southampton on Saturday.
Everton's Bryan Oviedo returns to the squad for the first time since breaking his leg back in January, while Arouna Kone is also in contention to feature.
WHAT THEY SAID
Swans boss Garry Monk: "It will be a good cup tie - it will be an interesting one.
"We are at home, I am sure the fans will be right up for it and hopefully we can get the right result.
"We also want to bounce back because we lost to Southampton on Saturday and it would be nice to try to make sure we don't lose the next one."
Everton boss Roberto Martinez: "We've got a really busy period and we want to make sure we take advantage of that.
"There is a real competition for places in the squad and it is clear we need everyone to be ready, and those games are going to be vital to see how well we can progress."
- Swansea have kept a clean sheet in five of their last six League Cup fixtures
- The Swans have gone further than the third round twice in the past five seasons
- Everton have won only once in their last seven away fixtures in the League Cup, losing five and drawing one
- Leighton Baines has scored from the penalty spot in his last two appearances against Swansea