In the final match of the 18th round of the English Premier League, Everton will host Swansea. Not so long ago, both teams warmed the basement of the standings, and are already at a decent distance from each other.
The game of the Liverpool club was markedly changed with the appearance on the coaching bridge of Sam Ellardius. Under his command, Everton have not lost four games in a row. During this period, the "toffee" won 3-0 in the Europa League over "Appolon", and in the championship beat "Huddersfield" 2-0 and "Newcastle" 1-0, and also finished a duel with "Liverpool" - 1: 1 . Thanks to such results in the standings, the wards of Ellardice climbed to the tenth line, breaking away from the relegation zone by seven points. Among the losses is worth noting the trauma of Leighton Baines.
"Swansea" has firmly entrenched at the bottom of the standings since the beginning of the season. In the last ten rounds Paul Clement's team beat only weak West Brom 1: 0. The victory over the "thrush" was a weak consolation, because already in the last round, "Manchester City" showed the real state of affairs for the "swans", beating them in Cardiff 4-0. At the exit, "Swansea" has lost five matches in a row. True, none of them missed more than two goals.