Confirmed Everton line-up v Swansea: 23-year-old axed in two changes
By Matt Bullin
Ronald Koeman has made two changes to his side who face Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Gareth Barry and Kevin Mirallas come in for 23-year-old Ross Barkley and Enner Valencia.
The Toffees were beaten 3-0 at Goodison Park last time out by league leaders Chelsea.
Mo Besic, Seamus Coleman and Ramiro Fuenes Mori are all long-term absentees, but Morgan Schneiderlin and James McCarthy are nearing recovery and could be fit for next week’s clash.
The club announced the line-up via their official Twitter account prior to the 5.30pm kick off.
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Martin Stekelenburg continues between the sticks, and Ashley Williams and Phil Jagielka both retain their starting spots in the centre of defence.
Leighton Baines and Mason Holgate also return in the full-back roles, despite difficult games last time, and Tom Davies and Idrissa Gueye start in the middle of the park.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin continues in midfield, alongside Mirallas who replaces Valencia, while Barry replaces Barkley.
In-form striker Romelu Lukaku also returns to lead the attack, he will hope to add to his 24 Premier League goals and extend his lead at the top of the league’s goal scoring charts.
With a win over the Swans, Everton can climb above Arsenal into sixth place, at least until they face Man United on Sunday.
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