Everton manager Roberto Martinez will be hoping to end a run of three successive draws, and to pick up three points, when he welcomes his former side Swansea to Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon.
Last weekend, the Spaniard was furious after John Terry’s 98th-minute equaliser denied the Toffees all three points against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in a thrilling 3-3 draw.
Martinez’s men looked to have done enough to win the game when Ramiro Funes-Mori netted in the 90th minute, but they couldn’t hold on and will be looking to make amends by picking up their first home win in the top-flight since November 21.
While they are exciting going forward – only Manchester City have scored more than the Merseyside outfit in the league this term – their defensive record isn’t one to boast about, and is the seventh worst in the division.
Meanwhile, new Swans head coach Francesco Guidolin will be in charge of his team for the first time, and looking to build on a morale-boosting victory on Monday night.
The South Wales club beat Watford 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium, thanks to captain Ashley Williams’ goal, which moved them out of the relegation zone.
City are still just one point and one place above the bottom-three though, and have just one point from the last 15 available on the road.
Everton midfielder James McCarthy and defender Seamus Coleman have returned to training this week but aren’t expected to feature, but Tom Cleverley might get a run out.
Swansea could be unchanged following their win against the Hornets.
League Positions: Everton – 12th (29 pts); Swansea – 17th (22 pts)
Previous Meeting: Swansea 0-0 Everton (September 19, 2015)
League Form: Everton – LWLDDD; Swansea – DWDLLW
Key Players: Everton – Romelu Lukaku; Swansea – Ashley Williams
Shoot Says: Everton 3-1 Swansea