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Swansea City v Everton: Match Preview

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Swansea City v Everton; Liberty Stadium; Premier League; Saturday 24 March; 15:00 KO

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Swansea City look to start Ashley Williams who missed last weeks win at Fulham through illness.

Wayne Routledge continues on the wing in place of Nathan Dyer who serves the last of his three match suspension after being sent off at Wigan.

Meanwhile, Darron Gibson could return for Everton after four games out with a knee injury. Jack Rodwell (hamstring) and Seamus Coleman (thigh) will miss out.

Moyes admires Swansea style of play

Everton boss David Moyes has acknowledged how well Swansea City have done ahead of his trip to the Liberty Stadium.

Brendan Rodgers' team currently sit eighth in the Premier League table and can boast taking points from Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Manchester City in South Wales this season.

Moyes told Sky Sports: "Swansea are real purists in terms of what they want to try to do, the style they play is great and I admire what they have done.

"I'm looking forward to this, but it will be a tough game. We will have to make sure that we try to stop the rhythm of their play, because if you don't, then they get into it."

Many thought that the first Welsh side to reach the Premier League would be heading straight for relegation, but they have brought their own free flowing style of play to the game and are not easily intimidated by bigger teams.

"They make 500 or 600 passes in every game they play," Moyes added. "They are out passing Manchester United and Aresenal in games.

"So you have to be aware that there will be lots of times in the game where you don't have the ball because that's how they do it.

"Brendan has done a great job and has worked very hard to get into the position he is in. He deserves everything he is getting."

Everton won the reverse fixture 1-0 at Goodison Park back in December, but know that Swansea away is a much harder prospect.

The Swans are yet to lose in March after beating Wigan and Fulham away, and putting a dent in Manchester City's title hopes at the Liberty.

Everton however have lost the Merseyside derby at Liverpool and at home to Arsenal in the last two games. A win for Everton will take them from 10th place above Swansea in the table.

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