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January 22, 2016, 09:48:24 AM
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Everton v Swansea City
Goodison Park
Sunday 24th January 13:30
Premier League Match #23


Everton's last 5 matches

Everton 1-1 Tottenham (Lennon)
Everton 2-1 Manchester City - Capital One Cup (Funes Mori, Lukaku)
Everton 2-0 Dagenham and Redbridge - FA Cup (Kone, Mirallas Pen)
Manchester City 0-0 Everton
Chelsea 3-3 Everton (O.G, Mirallas, Funes Mori)

Swansea's last 5 matches

Crystal Palace 0-0 Swansea
Manchester United 2-1 Swansea (Sigurdsson)
Oxford United 3-1 Swansea - FA Cup (Montero, Gomis)
Swansea 2-4 Sunderland (Sigurdsson Pen, Ayew)
Swansea 1-0 Watford (Williams)

Everton

The Toffees surrendered the lead twice in their 3-3 draw against Chelsea last Saturday as John Terry's offside goal in the eighth minute of seven minutes added time denied Everton from taking all three points. Everton have now dropped an astonishing 11 points from leading positions in their last nine Premier League matches, six more than any other team during that period. Continuing on from last season, Roberto Martinez's side have won just three matches at Goodison Park in the league going into this fixture (D4 L6) and those wins have come against three of the current bottom six sides in the league (Aston Villa, Chelsea, Sunderland). Everton have scored just one goal in their last four matches in all competitions against Swansea and failed to win any of those fixtures, though they have won 13 of the 21 league meetings between the sides overall. Following their 3-3 draw against Chelsea, Everton have now scored 39 goals in the Premier League this season which is only bettered by Manchester City (43) and the Toffees top the table concerning the conversion of shots into goals having scored with 19.5% of their shots this season.



Seamus Coleman has already has his injury problems so far this season and the Irish international is currently out injured with a calf muscle strain. There's few that would argue that Coleman hasn't quite lived up to the standards of his performances in Roberto Martinez's first season at Everton but he's certainly not the only player who could be targeted with that criticism whilst his stats are certainly varied comparing this season to last season. Despite averaging more shots during his time on the pitch, Coleman is yet to net a goal for Everton this season which is probably down to fact he's only found the target with just 20% of his efforts, compared to 64% last season. Oddly, he has already provided more assists than he did last season despite the fact he's down on the number of chances created which is also odd considering his stats are substantially better in terms of taking players on and beating them. The stats also suggest that he is having to work a lot harder defensively as despite the fact he's winning more tackles on average during the match, his tackle success rate is actually 13% lower than it was last season.

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Swansea City

Swansea dragged themselves out of the relegation zone and into 17th place with just their second victory in 12 Premier League matches with a 1-0 win against Watford at the Liberty Stadium on Monday night. However, Swansea have taken just six points from their 10 Premier League matches away from home this season and their only win in that run came over bottom of the league Aston Villa. A major reason for that is a lack of goals as Swansea have scored just eight goals on the road this season and they've only scored five goals in their last eight away matches, none of which have come in the first half. Swansea face the task of ending something of a hoodoo against Everton at the weekend as they have failed to beat the Toffees in any of their 21 league meetings and never won a match of any kind at Goodison Park, although they did win 3-0 at home in the Capital One Cup last season. Swansea have only scored four goals in their nine Premier League matches against Everton and the last two of the last three fixtures between the sides have ended in a 0-0 draw.


This is a fairly pointless comparison as although they've both spent plenty of time on the left of midfield this season, they have very differing styles of play but Andre Ayew is Swansea's best and most interesting player whilst everybody is in love with Gerard Deulofeu which is why the stats are coincidentally, generally in his favour. I think the most impressive thing about Deulofeu's stats are that he has been involved directly in a goal once every 106 minutes which isn't too far off a goal per game.  If you haven't already then I would suggest scrolling down to the people who actually know what they're talking about (GLewis) because I have nothing further to say.

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January 22, 2016, 01:47:09 PM
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ally2


Fabianski has had more assists than Aaron Lennon then

January 22, 2016, 01:55:16 PM
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Macca77


Must win game

January 22, 2016, 03:55:40 PM
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Absolute must win.

Should do as well tbh these really are poor this year and have lost one of their best players in Jonjo Shelvey.

January 22, 2016, 04:22:37 PM
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Audrey Horne

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had a dream we won 2-1, last minute goal by Pienaar.

In reality we should be battering these though.
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January 22, 2016, 06:18:38 PM
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I would definitely play Mirallas and Deulofeu in this . Williams will stick to Lukaku and them 2 could get a fair bit of freedom . I will go for 4-0 .
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January 22, 2016, 07:45:11 PM
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Watch out for Williams.

Slight possibility this will end in a draw.

3-3 could be possible.

January 22, 2016, 07:47:55 PM
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These are garbage, if we don't wipe the floor with them I'll be worried.
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January 22, 2016, 07:55:07 PM
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These are garbage, if we don't wipe the floor with them I'll be worried.
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January 22, 2016, 08:20:55 PM
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See you in the harlech about 215

Haha yeah no problem!
I'll assume you have been drinking... I live in Monterrey Mexico numb nuts

January 22, 2016, 11:13:45 PM
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It's ending in a draw. You all know deep down.  shakeyheadman

January 22, 2016, 11:15:51 PM
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Any sort of win will do

Expecting the draw though as its what we specialise in these days
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January 22, 2016, 11:16:58 PM
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we're gonna web these everywhere

but lose

January 23, 2016, 02:19:47 AM
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We should be beating these...and I'm talking whips and chains.

January 23, 2016, 04:38:27 AM
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We're going to absolutely hammer them 1 all.
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