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Preview: Everton vs. Swansea City

Preview: Everton vs. Swansea
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Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League clash between Everton and Swansea City at Goodison Park.

Swansea City will be looking for their second away win in the space of three days when they take on Everton at Goodison Park.

Michael Laudrup's men took a huge step towards securing a trip to Wembley by defeating Chelsea 2-0 in the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final tie last night, but have won just one of their last six Premier League games.

The Dane is expected to recall Michael Vorm to his staring lineup, while Wayne Routledge and Ben Davies may be given a rest.

Meanwhile, the fifth-placed Toffees are without John Heitinga, Darron Gibson and Kevin Mirallas, who all miss out through injury.

Steven Pienaar and Thomas Hitzlsperger should return to action after being rested in the 5-1 victory over Cheltenham Town on Monday.

Leighton Baines was withdrawn early from that game with a slight ankle problem, so Bryan Oviedo will be on standby to deputise.

David Moyes's men triumphed in this fixture last season courtesy of a Leon Osman header.

Recent form

Everton: WDWWLW

Swansea: LLDDWD

Possible lineups

Everton: Howard; Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; Neville, Hitzlsperger, Pienaar, Osman; Fellaini; Jelavic

Swansea: Vorm; Rangel, Chico, Williams, Tiendalli; Britton, De Guzman, Ki, Dyer, Hernandez; Michu

Sports Mole says: 2-2


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Saturday's key events


TRIATHLON
· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

SWIMMING
· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

ATHLETICS
· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

SAILING
· Gold medals are up for grabs in the windsurfer - RS:X finals. Emma Wilson participates for Team GB in the women's final (6.33am), while Tom Squires is in action in the men's (7.33am)

TENNIS
· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

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