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    Everton v Swansea City preview: Idrissa Gueye, Leighton Baines and James McCarthy are all set to return for the Toffees

    Everton's Idrissa Gueye is available after serving a one match ban

    Ronald Koeman will be hoping his Everton side bounce back from their embarrassing 5-0 defeat to Chelsea with an improved performance against strugglers Swansea City.

    The Toffees fell victim to an Eden Hazard masterclass at Stamford Bridge in their last outing, but Everton will be looking to regain some pride at Goodison Park, a place where they are yet to suffer a defeat this season.

    Ashley Williams will face his former club Swansea after making a £12m switch from the Welsh side who he captained to a League Cup final win in 2013.

    Williams made 349 appearances between 2008-2016 for Swansea

    Swansea boss Bob Bradley will be hoping that one of his players will step up to fill the leadership void left by Williams as the Swans sit precariously in the relegation zone with only five points.

    Bradley is yet to taste victory with the Swans since taking over, having only claimed one point in his first four games which came in the form of a 0-0 draw at home to Watford.

    Three has been an unlucky number for the US coach due to his side conceding three goals in his first three defeats as Swansea manager, with the first coming in a 3-2 loss against Arsenal away, followed by a 3-1 drubbing away to Stoke and then another 3-1 defeat at home to Manchester United.

    The Swans bench will feature a new assistant manager in the form of Paul Williams, who spent a brief spell as caretaker manager of Nottingham Forest at the end of the 2015/16 season.

    TEAM NEWS


    Everton will welcome back midfield enforcer Idrissa Gueye after he served a one-match ban for an accumulation of yellow cards, but will be without fellow midfielder Gareth Barry as he is suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in the defeat against Chelsea.

    Leighton Baines and James McCarthy are both expected to be available to play a part in weekend's game as they return from being sidelined with hamstring injuries.

    Jefferson Montero has been cleared to play despite a broken hand

    Swansea winger Jefferson Montero has been given the all clear to play despite suffering a broken hand in the Swan's last match against Manchester United.

    Bradley should have a full squad at his disposal as Nathan Dyer looks set to return from a layoff with an ankle injury.

    MATCH FACTS


    Head-to-head

    Swansea are undefeated in their last five matches against Everton in all competitions.

    Everton last beat Swansea during the 2013/14 season when they picked up a 3-2 victory at Goodison thanks to goals from Baines, Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku.

    Gylfi Sigurdsson converted a penalty in this fixture last season as the Swans secured a 2-1 victory.

    Koeman led Southampton to three wins out of four against Swansea during his time as Saints manager.

    Everton

    Everton are undefeated in eight league games at home with their last loss occurring in March 2016 when Arsenal beat them 2-0.

    Koeman's men have only managed to pick up one win in their last six games, having drawn two and lost three,

    Belgian striker Lukaku is the league's joint-third top goalscorer on seven and is tied with compatriot Hazard.

    Lukaku scored a brace in Belgium's 8-1 victory over Estonia

    Swansea

    The Swans record this season equals the club's worst ever start after 11 games of a league campaign, which was set in 1983-84 in the second division and ended with Swansea being relegated.

    The Welsh side have conceded 21 goals this season with only Hull City having shipped more goals with a total of 24.

    Swansea's only victory so far this season is a 1-0 away win that took place in the Swan's opening match against Burnley.


    KO: 3pm (UK) 19/11/2016 VENUE: Goodison Park

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