A week since a misfiring Everton failed to punish Liverpool, they travel to Wales to face a rejuvenated Swansea side under the leadership of Carlos Carvalhal.

Evertonians will be hoping shooting drills were highest priority at USM Finch Farm this week after drawing a dismal blank in the Merseyside derby.

Swansea looked a certainty for relegation under Paul Clement and their decision to replace him with Carvalhal, who was sacked by Sheffield Wednesday just days earlier, didn’t seem the most inspiring.

But the Portuguese boss has the Swans in 15th, five points above the drop zone. He has won eight, drawn seven and lost just four of 19 games since his appointment.

But they are winless in four, with two of those four losses coming in the last three clashes – against Manchester United and Spurs – so the Welsh outfit will be looking to put that right at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Everton are aiming for just their third win away from home this term and a victory that could see them rise to eighth in the table providing Leicester are defeated by high-flying Burnley. A win for the home side could see them reach the dizzy heights of 13th.

One to watch 

The Swans’ leading scorer is Jordan Ayew, the Ghanaian attacker has notched 10 goals in all competitions, two ahead of Tammy Abraham and a further seven away from his third closest rival marksman.

Everton’s defence was strong against a free scoring Liverpool outfit last time out, but Ayew can still be confident to add to his tally against a side that has shipped 53 goals in the league so far.

Team news 

Idrissa Gueye is back to full fitness, Phil Jagielka had a niggle but is expected to be okay.

Ayew is back after a three-match suspension but Sam Clucas and Mike van der Hoorn will undertake late fitness tests for the hosts.

Man in the middle 

Lee Mason will take the whistle for the clash. He has shown 59 yellow cards and four reds in the 22 matches he has refereed this season.

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Toffeelover
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Per BFS- a well deserved point!!!!! Swansea were for the taking if we had a manager who was more competent and imaginative.

Wizard
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Barnfred 55

It's poor whoever missed it. Just because it was Gana doesn't make it less poor.

I replied to a post that said DCL would have been attacked on here for the miss. I said that you can’t compare Gana missing a shot and DCL missing a shot.

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COYBL25 There was mentions of the slug getting loads of stick from the away fans. Was it enough to register with the hierarchy ? It’s been the same since he arrived, it was bad at Burnley for him that wet Saturday and got progressively worse – there is no way that neither he or any member of the Board doesn’t know how we all feel. He don’t care, he has that horrible snidey snigger when asked about the fans reaction to him and his position. I reckon he deliberately winds us up now. The sooner the better he has gone.… Read more »
windymiller
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blue to the bone

Last on it last week against the rs. We are on last this season cos we are dreadful to watch..

This ^

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RomanReigns

and im sure the liverpool, arsenal, burnley and west ham fans were also fuming

it's swansea

not swansalona madrid.

And we aren't Real Everton either. The point is that Swansea have a good home record recently and we have a lousy away record, so a lucky draw is a good result.