Kick Off: Saturday, September 22 – 12.45pm (Watch the game Sky Sports 2, Highlights on BBC 1 Match of the Day).
Swansea City take on Everton at the Liberty Stadium in today’s early Premier League match. Kick-off time is at 12.45pm and the match will be screened live on UK television on Sky Sports 2.
Everton were one of the three teams to beat the Swans at the Liberty Stadium last season and long-serving manager David Moyes will be hopeful they can recreate this win in the lunchtime encounter. Everton have already defeated Manchester United this season and have easily proven themselves as a threat to any team.
The Toffees will be without Darron Gibson and Nikica Jelavic although their star man Marouane Fellaini will be fit. Tony Hibbert is a late doubt.
Swansea on the other hand are missing several players which could prove to be a huge factor. Ashley Williams (ankle), Leon Britton (illness), Jonathan De Guzman (ankle), Danny Graham (ankle) are all carrying knocks but might be available for selection. Definitely sidelined are Kenny Agustien (calf), Neil Taylor (broken ankle), Kyle Bartley (thigh), Garry Monk (back). Suspended for Michael Laudrup’s men is defender Chico Flores.
Swansea have found excellent form so far in the Premier League and are currently sitting 5th, Everton however are just behind them in 7th.
Where: Liberty Stadium
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Swansea City (Possible, 4-2-3-1): Vorm; Rangel, Tate, Williams, Davies; De Guzman, Britton; Dyer, Michu, Routledge; Graham.
Out: Agustien (calf), Bartley (thigh), Flores (suspended), Monk (back), Taylor (broken ankle).
Possible: Williams (ankle), Britton (illness), De Duzman, Graham (both ankle).
Everton (Possible, 4-2-3-1): Howard; Neville, Distin, Jagielka, Baines; Mirallas, Fellaini, Osman, Pienaar; Naismith; Anichebe.
Out: Gibson (thigh), Jelavic (knee).
Possible: Hibbert (unspecified).
Team news source – Teamtalk
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