Swansea City’s fight for Premier League safety has gone well so far Saturday, but can the Welsh side increase the pressure on Hull City and Crystal Palace with a home win over Everton (Watch live at Noon ET Saturday on NBC and online via NBCSports.com)?
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Crystal Palace was throttled by Manchester City while Hull was stunned at home by Sunderland, giving Swans the chance to move ahead of the Tigers and to within three points of Palace. More importantly, the win would put them into safe 17th.
But the task is mighty, with longtime Swans man Ashley Williams and Everton coming into town off of successive matches without goals. That doesn’t happen a lot to Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley, who will surely have a good chance at stopping the offensive rot at a pair of shutouts.
Swansea City: Fabianski; Olsson, Mawson, Fernandez, Naughton; Carroll, Britton, Ki, Sigurdsson, Llorente, Ayew. Subs: Nordfeldt, Amat, Kingsley, Cork, Fer, Narsingh, Borja.
Everton: Stekelenburg, Baines, Williams, Jagielka (c), Holgate, Barry, Gana, Davies, Calvert-Lewin, Mirallas, Lukaku. Subs: Joel, Barkley, Valencia, Lookman, Pennington, Kenny, J.Williams.