Predicted Swansea Lineup To Face Everton
Swansea City will look to enhance their chances of survival in the Premier League with a win when they play host to seventh-placed Everton on Saturday at the Liberty Stadium.
Paul Clement’s side sit 18th in the league standings, 2 points below safety and will be fighting for a positive result against Ronald Koeman’s men. Swansea come into the game on the back of a well-deserved 1-1 draw against Manchester United at the Old Trafford and will want to carry the momentum into the Saturday’s game. The fact that the game ended in a 1-1 draw last time the two teams met should encourage the Swans to go for the jugular at home.
The only fresh addition to the list of casualties for Swansea is winger Jefferson Montero, who picked up a hamstring injury minutes after coming on from the bench against United last week. Captain Jack Cork is available again after missing out a few weeks. Wayne Routledge continues his recovery from a hernia surgery whereas Nathan Dyer and Angel Rangel have been ruled out for the season.
Probable Swansea City Starting XI
Manager: Paul Clement
Lukasz Fabianski (GK)
The former Arsenal man has been inspirational in goal this season and has made the most number of saves by any goalkeeper in the Premier League. Will need to be at the top of his game against Everton if Swans are to stand a chance against Everton.
Kyle Naughton (RB)
The 26-year old right-back has been a hit and a miss over the course of the season. He will keep his place in the starting line-up.
Federico Fernandez (CB)
The Argentine defender has been brilliant in the last 2 games for Swansea. He will be tasked with keeping Romelu Lukaku quiet.
Alfie Mawson (CB)
The summer signing has had a decent debut season with the Swans. He will be a threat from the set-pieces in the Everton box.
Martin Olsson (LB)
The January signing has been making cameos from the bench in recent weeks after an injury issue. But he could replace Stephen Kingsley on Saturday in the starting XI.
Jack Cork (DM)
The captain has missed the past 3 games due to an injury but should be reinstated to the line-up in place of Leon Britton.
Leroy Fer (CM)
Another change in the midfield as Leroy Fer is expected to start the game in place of Ki Sung-Yeung. The Dutchman came on from the bench against United, but a starting berth is on the cards for Sunday.
Tom Carroll (CM)
The former Tottenham man has become a key member since arriving in January. His contributions on either side of the pitch will be key for the Swans.
Jordan Ayew (RW)
The winger has failed to set the stage alight since his arrival but has shown sparks that he can be a vital performer in the business end of the season. Will start on the right-flank.
Fernando Llorente (ST)
The Spaniard missed a great opportunity to get three points for his side against United last week. He will want to put it behind him and come out with a strong performance at home.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (LW)
By far the best player for Swansea this season, Sigurdsson has been just brilliant. He will be keen to impress against Everton as well.