"But we would still like to have performed better".
Everton nearly snatched a victor when Seamus Coleman struck the crossbar 15 minutes from time, but it is now only one victory in eight games for the Toffees.
Angel Rangel has returned to training but is not yet ready to play, while their will be late fitness checks on Sam Clucas and Mike Van de Hoorn before the game as they look to shake off niggles.More news: Delhi Daredevils beat Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in IPL match
Mason Holgate (ankle) Eliaquim Mangala (knee) James McCarthy (leg) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (knee) all remain unavailable, however, Idrissa Gueye has recovered from a muscular injury and will make a welcome return to the squad for Allardyce. That was Jordan Ayew, who is 5/1 for first goalscorer honours.
Jordan had been out serving a three-match suspension for a straight red card received in last month's draw with Huddersfield Town. The Turkish striker may have failed to score in the previous two games against Liverpool and Manchester City but he has claimed 4 goals from the 3 games which preceded those matches.
Meanwhile, Swansea have pulled themselves four points clear of the relegation zone, though they drew last weekend against Brighton, a match that they should've been looking for three points in. "The emotional connection and the push of the fans is a massive part of the game".More news: Roundly mocked for using 'mission accomplished' trope, Trump doubles down
"Even though we are moving slowly, it is a positive, and if we keep on playing like this we will make everyone happy".
Swansea had Olivier Giroud's heroics against Southampton to thank for lifting the pressure and opening the door for them to take a giant stride towards Premier League safety.
But Ayew, who was this week described as one of the Premier League's best forwards by manager Carlos Carvalhal, gave Swansea a sharp focal point in attack.More news: Kim Kardashian Reacts To Khloe Kardashian's New Baby Following Scandal