A combined Swansea-Everton XI - who makes the cut?

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With the Welsh side hosting Roberto Martinez’s men, who would get into the other team’s starting XI?

One of the most interesting Premier League fixtures this weekend sees two of the Premier League’s top footballing sides do battle in South Wales, as Swansea face Everton at the Liberty Stadium.

The hosts have shown their pedigree once more this season by beating Manchester United and drawing away to Chelsea, playing some scintillating football along the way.

Roberto Martinez’s charges have also claimed the scalp of the Premier League champions and look back to their best after a slow season last term.

With these two expansive footballing sides doing battle, who would make a combined Swansea and Everton starting XI

GK - Tim Howard

A close match-up against Lukasz Fabianski, but the Toffees veteran has experience on his side.

LB - Leighton Baines

One of the best in the Premier League in his position, his injury has been felt by Everton this season but Brendan Galloway has deputised well.

CB - Ashley Williams

Still a commanding force for the Welsh side and a real leader for Garry Monk’s men.

CB - John Stones

A rising star, this Everton centre-half has the world at his feet and would command a place in almost every Premier League team.

RB - Seamus Coleman

Continues to impress on the front foot and is a shoe-in for the combined XI.

LW - Jefferson Montero

Blistering pace and consistent delivery this season have made the Ecuador international one of the most feared attacking weapons in the division.

DM - Jonjo Shelvey

Continues to develop at the Liberty Stadium and has been recognised internationally; his range of passing is key to Swansea’s style of play.

DM - James McCarthy

An unheralded member of Everton’s side, the former Wigan midfielder is a driving influence at both ends of the pitch.

AM - Ross Barkley

Coming into his own this season, this sublimely gifted playmaker is a match-winner and gets the nod over Gylfi Sigurdsson for this side.

RW - Andre Ayew

Has made an immediate impact since moving to the Premier League and has been a real threat in the final third for the Swans so far this season.

FW - Romelu Lukaku

Similar in style to Bafetimbi Gomis, the Belgian gets the nod as he has proven over time he has all the attributes to devastate opposition rearguards.

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