Kick-off Monday 8pm
Venue Goodison Park
Match preview :
Swansea remain bottom of the table following a heavy defeat at the hands of Manchester City, however they aren’t the only team to suffer that fate this season. To add to the swans woes they haven’t won away in the league since August.
On the flip side Sam Allardyce will be delighted with Everton’s fortunes of late with the last Five games coming without a defeat, with just the draw in the Merseyside Derby preventing a full return of points.
However with 13 points from 15 elevating Everton’s position to 10th before kick off and the opportunity to end the round of games in 9th place without a loss tonight and only one point from 8th with another win.
Both the mood and confidence of the players and fans have grown under Sam Allardyce and with injured players getting ready to return, the bosses options are improving too. The Blues boss will be expecting another win against the struggling Swansea City to keep the blues marching up the table.
The blues will have to be at their best to get a turnaround in recent H2H form.
Everton won five of their first six Premier League meetings against Swansea W5 D1, but since then Everton have failed to win in the last six matches against them with the current record D4 L2
No surprise that all eyes will be on Gylfi Sigurdsson after his transfer late in the summer.
What sort of reception will he get from the away fans ?
“He should get a good reception” according to Swansea’s Leon Britton.
After a bumpy start to the season, Gylfi has started to find his feet and along with the team performances, improvements and glimpses of what he is capable of starting to show.
Sigurdsson showed his class constantly whilst playing for the Swans with Set pieces, assists and goals.
It’s a matter of time before that is fulfilled at Everton.
Team news :
Yannick Bolasie eyeing a return
After playing 45mins for the U23’s Yannick Bolasie could make his return to Everton’s matchday squad for Monday’s Premier League clash with Swansea.
Bolasie has been out of action for over a year due to a knee injury, however in the press conference earlier this week boss Sam Allardyce indicated that he could be involved against Swansea.
The blues still with McCarthy, Baines, Barkley, Mori and Coleman unavailable for selection.
Swansea appear to be at full-strength apart from the their long absentee Kyle Bartley.
Probable teams :