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Everton at Swansea City: Q&A with SOS Fanzine

We talk to our friend Steven at Swansea Oh Swansea; give them a follow for everything Swansea City related.

Jan Kruger

After a disappointing result for Everton at the weekend, we turn our attentions to the Capital One Cup. The League Cup may not be high up on our list of priorities this season but the silverware that comes at the end of it would be nice. We make the trip tomorrow night to face Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea have always given Everton a tough game. However, with this Tuesday being a Capital One Cup match, do you think we will see changes to the Swansea side?

Tough game? You always seem to beat us! On a serious note, there probably will be changes. I think the likes of Dwight Tiendalli, Tom Carroll, Jefferson Montero and Bafetimbi Gomis will start as Garry Monk looks to give the fringe players a chance to impress.

I think Everton will ring the changes too come Tuesday, with us having Europa League football and wanting to maintain last season's position in the Premier League, I think this cup will be one of the casualties. Having said that, some silverware is always nice! What are you, as a Swansea fan, expecting from this year's cup competition?

To go out now that we've drawn you! I'm not sure really, I think on our day we could beat anyone depending on the draw and how seriously we take it. I'd like to see us have a go because I don't think we'll go down therefore we may as well have a go in the cups.

After loaning Michu out to Napoli and having a few games this season without his presence, do you feel you have lost his impact or has the squad coped well with his loan departure? Would you bring him back?

A fully-fit Michu with his head screwed on is an asset to any side but he didn't want to be here anymore so it was best he moved on. We haven't missed him really, he barely played last term and Gylfi Sigurdsson is an excellent replacement.

After Wilfired Bony was sent off at the weekend, do you see tomorrow's game as an opportunity to give a youth player a run upfront or will it be a case of shuffling the current squad players?

Gomis will probably start, we don't really have a young striker close to breaking into the first team. He was unlucky to lose his place Saturday so he he'll be determined to prove his worth against you.

Garry Monk is a man who is obviously passionate about Swansea. Do you believe you have moved forward since he has taken the reins? From an outsider looking in I actually fear Swansea that little bit more now that Monk is in charge, I fear the passion and fight he seems to have instilled into your players.

He's made a good start, he's definitely got everyone playing for him. I think the clear-out in the summer helped no end. A lot of those players didn't want to be here and now it seems a much happier camp. In all fairness his signings have been excellent too so I think we've definitely improved since he took charge.

Finally, enjoy the game, I hope its an exciting match. In my heart the score would be 2-1 to Everton but with the squad's probable rotation and the overall priority of the competition, I can see that scoreline being the other way around. What do you think the full time result would be?

I'm never too confident against you but because of your fixture pile up we'll never get a better chance. Both teams like to attack so I see goals. My prediction is 2-2 and us to win on pens!
Thanks once again to Steven, always a pleasure talking to him, and good luck to the Swans for the rest of the year.