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Everton v Swansea City

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18 Dec 2017
Swansea City 1-0 West Brom

Yannick Bolasie continued his comeback from a serious knee injury in Everton's PL International Cup match on Friday night and could be part of the squad to face Swansea.

The Toffees have no new injury worries. Leighton Baines (calf) and James McCarthy (hamstring) remain sidelined.

Wilfried Bony is available for Swansea after shaking off a knock that required his precautionary substitution against Manchester City on Wednesday, while Wayne Routledge is back in training.

Did you know?

Everton have won 10 points from their last four Premier League matches, one more than they managed in their previous 12 combined.

Everton won five of their first six Premier League meetings with Swansea City (D1) but have since failed to win any of their six matches against them (D4 L2).

Swansea City have scored the same number of Premier League goals this season as Wayne Rooney (9).

Wayne Rooney has been directly involved in seven goals in his last seven Premier League appearances against Swansea City (three goals, four assists).

What the managers say

Sam Allardyce: "My big word to the players is it will not be an easy task and don't slip up against a team people expect you to beat."

See: Allardyce wants 'expansive but not complacent' Everton

Paul Clement: "Renato [Sanches] is a very good player who I believe can make a contribution for us but to do that, he needs to start playing to his potential."

See: 'Renato has a part to play'

Referee: Jonathan Moss
 Eddie Smart, Andy Halliday
Fourth official:
 Neil Swarbrick

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