The Swans to host The Toffees in the next round

Last updated: September 15, 2015 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Saturday, 3pm
Venue: Liberty Stadium
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: LWWDW
Away form: WDWLW
Last season: 1-1
Referee: Unknown
Competition: Premier League

Swansea are to play against Everton at home in the 6th round of The Premiership. Both teams are performing really well so far, each of them collecting 8 points from 5 games. Team stats from the beginning of the season are totally equal – 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat.

In the last round of the competition The Swans lost to Watford at Vicarage Road 1-0, that was their first defeat of the season. This was also the first match Swansea failed to find the back of their opponent’s net.

On the other hand, Everton have maintained their superb performance, by winning 3-1 at home against Chelsea. The Toffees were simply the best team on the pitch and they deserved the result.

The Toffees have an impressive record against their next opponent, winning 9 from 14 games. Swansea have only been the victors once – a 3 goals to nil victory a year ago.

Team News

No injury problems for Swansea’s manager Garry Monk so he can field his best players.

Everton’s midfielder Besic went out against Chelsea with an injury and won’t be available for the match against the Swans on Saturday.

Another five players for the Toffees are sidelined: Bryan Oviedo, Steven Pienaar, Darron Gibson, Tom Cleverley and the team captain Leighton Baines.

Steven Naismith is expected to be in Saturday’s starting eleven after his astonishing performance against Chelsea last weekend. Naismith came on from the bench and scored a hat-trick securing a 3-1 home victory.

Quotes of the week

garry monk Garry Monk (Swansea) : “Swansea City can bounce back after defeat to Watford.”

Roberto Martinez Roberto Martinez (Everton) : “Money can’t buy you Stones!”

Expected line-ups:

Swansea (4-4-1-1): Fabianski, Taylor, Williams, Fernandez, Naughton, Shelvey, Cork, Routledge, Sigurdsson, Ayew, Gomis.
Subs Sung-Yong, Eder, Bartley, Dyer, Nordfeldt, Tabanau, Angel Rangel.
Not available:
Everton (4-2-3-1): Howard, Stones, Jagielka, Coleman, Ramiro Mori, Barry, McCarthy, Naismith, Barkley, Kone, Lukaku.
Subs Robles, Deulofeu, Hibbert, Galloway, Browning, Mirallas, Lennon
Injured: Cleverley, Pienaar, Baines, Oviedo, Gibson
Doubtful: Besic
Not available:

Key Battle

ayew Ayew this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
5 432 3 2,6 1 0 2 0
naismith Naismith this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
0 (5) 139 3 0,8 0 1 0 0

So far this season

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Swansea this season Everton this season
8 League Position 7
2 (0) (at home) Wins (away) 1 (1)
2-0 vs Newcastle Biggest win 3-0 vs Southampton
0 (2) (at home) Draws (away) 1 (1)
0 (1) (at home) Losses (away) 1 (0)
0-1 to Watford Biggest Defeat 0-2 to Manchester City
Gomis (4) Top scorer Naismith (3)
Ayew (1) Assist Leader Barkley (3)
Y10, R0 Discipline Y6, R0
1 Failures to score 2
1 Clean Sheets 2
3 Both Teams to Score Games 2
2 Over 2.5 Games 3
3 Under 2.5 Games 2
  • Scottish player Steven Naismith became the fifth player to score a hat-trick against Chelsea in the 23-year history of The English Premier League.
  • The last match between the teams finished with a draw. Aaron Lennon scored for Everton after 41 minutes, but Jonjo Shelvey equalized in the 69th minute from the penalty spot.
  • These two teams have played each other only 14 times. Everton are absolute favorites, winning on 9 occasions, drawing 4 times and losing only once.
  • Swansea’s one and only win against Everton was on the 23 September 2014, when the Swans scored three goals in The Toffees’ net.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goalscorer
11.04.15 Premier League Swansea 1-1 Everton Lennon 41′
01.11.14 Premier League Everton 0-0 Swansea
23.09.14 League cup Swansea 3-0 Everton Dyer 28′
22.03.14 Premier League Everton 3-2 Swansea Baines (PG) 20′
16.02.14 FA cup Everton 3-1 Swansea Traore 5′