Are Everton’s road woes behind them? The last time they left the friendly confines of Goodison Park was last month for a trip to face Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium, where they emerged victorious 2-1. Swansea City is a slightly better team than the Potters and could provide more of a challenge for the visiting Toffees.
The two sides met at Merseyside back in December in what would prove to be the final nail in Paul Clement’s coffin as Swans manager. Everton won 3-1 on goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Wayne Rooney (PK). Swansea haven’t won a match since an early March whooping of West Ham United. While the Welsh club would seem safe from relegation, three points here would be a huge boost to those chances.
Date and start time: Saturday, April 14th at 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m ET / 3 p.m. BST
Stadium: Liberty Stadium. Swansea, Wales
Weather: 55°F/13°C, partly cloudy, 12% chance of precipitation, 11 mph winds
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Starting XI: Pickford; Baines, Keane, Jagielka, Coleman; Gueye, Schneiderlin; Bolasie, Rooney, Walcott; Tosun
Subs: Robles, Funes Mori, Martina, Baningime, Davies, Vlasic, Niasse
Starting XI: Fabianski, Narsingh, Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Ki Sung-Yueng, King, Carroll, A. Ayew, J. Ayew
Subs: Nordfeldt, Van Der Hoorn, Bartley, Roberts, Dyer, Routledge, Abraham
Everton took the lead late in the half after being on the back foot for most of it, thanks to an opportunistic own goal. The Swans are going to continue to pour forward in the second half, and that should open up more spaces for Walcott and Bolasie.