Focus: Familiar systems at play for Swansea vs Everton – but one battle could decide it

This should be a fascinating encounter. Both Everton and Swansea have made excellent starts to the season thanks to some elegant passing football and the successfulness of their collective pressing. Thus, it will be a match of the highest quality decided, perhaps, in central midfield.

The similarities between Garry Monk and Roberto Martinez are plentiful, quite probably because Monk learned his skills from the Spaniard while under his management at Swansea. Both teams utilise a high line, prioritise high-tempo passing football, and work tirelessly on tactical strategies in training to ensure that their attacking movement and defensive patterns are seamlessly interwoven. 

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