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Preview: Swansea City Vs Everton: Swans kick-off daunting run of fixtures with home clash against under-performing Toffees

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The gap between the Swans and the relegation zone is still too small for comfort and they will be aiming for nothing less than three points at home on Saturday.

Last week, Swansea returned home from the trip to West Brom with just a point with inconsistency continuing to dictate their battle for Premier League safety. Tammy Abraham’s equaliser 15 minutes before the final whistle saved the Swans from what would have been a disastrous result.

Everton also drew, in the Merseyside derby, but their point was a lot more welcome than one at The Hawthorns, even though the Toffees could have scored a winner in the last minutes of the game.

Sam Allardyce’s men are clear from any danger and they¬†are enjoying the rest of the season, despite a disappointing campaign. They will be trying to accumulate as many points as possible as they look to provide a platform to build on going into next season.

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With just two wins away from home for the whole campaign, the Toffees aren’t comfortable at all away from Goodison Park. On the other hand, Carlos Carvalhal’s squad now has four consecutive Premier League wins at the Liberty.

Jordan Ayew’s return from suspension will surely be of help for the Swans, however, it was pleasing to see young Tammy Abraham showing some form again and challenging Ayew for a spot in the starting line-up.

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Last time these teams met was back in December when Everton secured a 3-1 win. At the Goodison, a Leroy Fer opener was followed by an equaliser from Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the dying seconds in the first half.

Former Swan Gylfi Sigurdsson then found the net with a stunner from 25 yards to give the Toffees the lead just after the hour-mark – Wayne Rooney scored from the penalty spot to seal it for Everton.

Team news:

Jordan Ayew is back after three-match suspension. Wilfried Bony, Renato Sanches, Leroy Fer and Angel Rangel remain unavailable for Carlos Carvalhal, while Mike van der Hoorn returned to full training on Wednesday after recovering from a shoulder injury.