Everton boast an excellent record against a Swansea City side that has traditionally struggled during September in the Premier League.
Swansea boss Garry Monk has a full-strength squad to choose from and may be tempted to recall Jefferson Montero to the starting line-up after the winger returned from a thigh injury as a substitute in last weekend’s defeat at Watford. Ki Sung-yueng is available after flying home to South Korea straight after the Watford game to attend the birth of his first child.
Seamus Coleman and Muhamed Besic could both be fit for Everton, meanwhile, despite suffering hamstring problems in the 3-1 win over Chelsea at Goodison Park last weekend. Bryan Oviedo remains sidelined with a knee injury but is closing on a comeback.
- Swansea have won just one of their 23 meetings with Everton in all competitions (D7 L15), although that win did come last season in the League Cup (3-0 at home).
- Everton have conceded just four goals in their eight Premier League clashes with the Swans (W5 D3).
- The Welsh side have lost three of their four PL meetings with Everton at the Liberty Stadium (D1), netting just two goals in the process.
- Roberto Martinez managed 126 games for Swansea City in all competitions and played for them between January 2003 and May 2006.
- Martinez has overseen two wins and two draws in his four Premier League games as Everton boss against the Swans.
- In last season’s Premier League, Jonjo Shelvey saw red against Everton at Goodison but then scored against the Toffees at the Liberty Stadium.
- Swansea City have won just three of their 15 Premier League games played in September (W3 D3 L9).
- Bafetimbi Gomis has scored nine goals in his last 11 Premier League appearances.
- Ross Barkley has assisted more goals in his last four Premier League games (3) than he had in his previous 77 appearances in the competition (2).
- Everton have scored a league-high three goals from outside the box in the 2015-16 Premier League so far.