Everton vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Everton will be looking to continue their upturn in form, and victory against Swansea City on Saturday would see them leapfrog the Welsh club in the table.

Manager Roberto Martinez opted to deploy Samuel Eto’o just behind record signing Romelu Lukaku for the game at Burnley, and it could not have worked out any better with the former Barcelona and Inter star netting a brace either side of a goal from the Belgian.

As they move their way up the Premier League standings following a difficult start to the season, Everton are beginning to produce some of the exciting football which earned them great success last term, while the defence appears to have regained its solidity in recent weeks.

Having gone five league games without a win, Swansea ended their drought with a comfortable win over Leicester City, lifting them back up to an impressive sixth place. It was not the most fluent performance, but Wilfried Bony seems to be back to his best after taking several games to break his duck for the campaign.

There was frustration in midweek with Liverpool producing a late fight-back to overcome them in the Capital One Cup, but the Swans will believe they have the quality to take something from the other half of Merseyside.

Kevin Mirallas and John Stones are still missing for Everton, who also have doubts over Arouna Kone and Bryan Oviedo, both just back from long-term injuries.

Swansea are definitely without Leon Britton, but Dwight Tiendalli and Jordi Amat are hopeful of being in contention. Federico Fernandez can play after his red card at Liverpool was rescinded.

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