Swansea vs Everton: Confirmed Lineups

Premier League Preview: Swansea v Everton | Sun 22nd December 16:00

Two advocates of ‘playing the game the right way,’ Swansea and Everton should wrap up Super Sunday by producing a treat for football purists.

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Premier League Preview: Swansea v Everton | Sun 22nd December 16:00

Two advocates of ‘playing the game the right way,’ Swansea and Everton should wrap up Super Sunday by producing a treat for football purists.

Kevin Mirallas lost his place in the side to Gerard Deulofeu but with the Spaniard injured, Mirallas is expected to return

And whilst inconsistency has plagued the hosts’ campaign so far, with the extra demands of Europa League football hindering Michael Laudrup’s tight-knit squad, it is a testament to how far the Jacks have come that some supporters view their current 10th-place standing with a tinge of disappointment.

It can be argued that the Swans have yet to really get out of third gear this term, with more sure to come from the likes of Michu and Wilfried Bony, despite the latter hitting 10 goals across all competitions so far since his arrival in Wales. But by contrast, punters could be forgiven for thinking their visitors here could not excel any more, though Roberto Martinez has a handy knack for disproving his doubters.

Indeed, the FA Cup-winning coach has already become somewhat of a hero on Merseyside, with his will to blood young talent and utilise a high-octane playing style yielding a sole defeat in 16 Premier League outings. This writer would expect that statistic to stand true after 17 games.

TEAM NEWS

Swansea

  • Garry Monk and Nathan Dyer injured

  • Michel Vorm to be assessed before the match

  • Chico Flores returns from suspension

Everton

  • Leighton Baines, Darron Gibson and Arouna Kone injured

  • Antolin Alcaraz to be assessed before the match

  • James McCarthy returns from suspension

FORM GUIDE

Swansea

Norwich
1 – 1 Swansea
St Gallen
1 – 0 Swansea
Swansea
1 – 1 Hull
Swansea 3 – 0 Newcastle
Man City 3 – 0 Swansea

Everton

Everton
4 – 1 Fulham
Arsenal
1 – 1 Everton
Man United
0 – 1 Everton
Everton
4 – 0 Stoke
Everton
3 – 3 Liverpool

HEAD to HEAD

Everton
0 – 0 Swansea
Swansea 0 – 3 Everton
Swansea
0 – 2 Everton
Everton
1 – 0 Swansea
Everton
2 – 2 Swansea

STATISTICS

  • After four total Premier League meetings, Everton have yet to concede a goal to Swansea

  • The Toffees have won three of the pair’s four top-flight clashes whilst keeping a clean sheet

  • That said, Swansea have drawn just one Liberty Stadium blank this term, and only the division’s top five sides have better attacking records at home

  • Roberto Martinez’ men have proved a potent force late on this campaign, hitting half of their 18 second-half goals within the last 15 minutes of matches

  • Powerful Blues striker Romelu Lukaku has notched eight times in 12 league appearances since arriving on loan from Chelsea

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