CONFIRMED: Everton & Swansea City line-ups

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Here is how Everton and Swansea City will line-up for this afternoon’s match at Goodison Park...

Everton Starting XI: Howard, Coleman, Baines, Stones, Distin, McCarthy, Barry, Mirallas, McGeady, Barkley, Lukaku

Subs: Joel, Deulofeu, Naismith, Osman, Garbutt, Alcaraz, Browning

Swansea City Starting XI: Vorm, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies, Britton, Canas, Hernandez, Dyer, Routledge, Bony.

Subs: Tremmel, Amat, Taylor, de Guzman, Shelvey, Michu, Lamah

Everton will be looking to edge ever closer to a European place this season in today's fixture against Swansea City on Merseyside.

Roberto Martinez's side are aiming to see off a second Welsh side in a week, after their dramatic 2-1 win over Cardiff City last weekend, with Seamus Coleman's last gasp winner sealing the three points.

Meanwhile, Swansea's second half capitulation against West Bromwich Albion last weekend means Garry Monk's men are just four points clear of the drop zone, and the Swans are in dire need of points to haul themselves clear of relegation trouble.

The omens don't look good for Swansea, who have failed to win their last 19 league and cup games against the Toffees, and have also lost twice to Martinez's men this season already - a 2-1 defeat in the league followed by a 3-1 loss in the FA Cup.

Add in that Swansea have failed to win any of their last eight away games whilst Everton have lost only one of their last 23 home games, and it makes the Toffees clear favourites to claim all three points.

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