Kevin Mirallas will look to continue his resurgence as Everton bid to extend an unbeaten league record against Swansea when they clash in their Premier League game at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon (1.30pm).
Everton midfielder James McCarthy and defender Seamus Coleman have returned to training this week but may not be quite ready for Sunday’s game.
McCarthy has played just once since late November because of a groin problem while Coleman has missed three matches with a calf injury.
Midfielder Tom Cleverley, an unused substitute at Chelsea last weekend, may get a run-out while there are no injury worries over Steven Pienaar or Bryan Oviedo.
Swansea have no new injury concerns ahead of new head coach Francesco Guidolin’s first game in charge.
The Italian may keep faith with the side that earned a much-needed win against Watford on Monday night.
- Everton and Swansea City have met 21 times in the league, with the Toffees winning 13 and losing none.
- Everton have failed to score in three of the last four meetings with Swansea in all competitions, while they only scored once in the other match during this run.
- Swansea have scored just four goals in nine Barclays Premier League games against Everton, failing to score in six matches.
- Roberto Martinez’s side have won just three of their last 13 Premier League matches at Goodison Park (W3 D4 L6).
- The Swans have won just one of their last 11 Premier League matches on the road (W1 D3 L7).
- Swansea have scored just five goals in their last eight Premier League away matches and none of those have come in the first half of games.
- Everton have scored with a league-high 19.5% of their shots so far in 2015-16.
- Since November 28th 2015, Everton have dropped a league-high 11 points from leading positions in nine Premier League games, six more than any other side.
- Kevin Mirallas has scored three goals in his last five appearances for the Toffees in all competitions after netting just once in his previous 15 for the club.
- 34 year old midfielder Gareth Barry has run 261.6km in the Premier League this season – only Bournemouth’s Andrew Surman has covered more ground in 2015-16 (266.0km).