Swansea vs Southampton: Match Preview

Swansea (Possible, 4-4-2): Vorm; Davies, Chico, Williams, Tiendalli; Dyer, Britton, De Guzman, Routledge; Michu, Moore.

Out: Situ (Achilles).
Test: Taylor (match fitness).

Southampton (Possible, 4-4-1-1): Boruc; Clyne, Yishida, Hooiveld, Shaw; Ramirez, Cork, Schneiderlin, S Davis; Lallana; Lambert.

Tests: K Davis (leg), Do Prado (virus).

Referee: Mark Halsey. Matches: 15, R3 Y72.

Team News

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has no new injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Southampton.

Leon Britton is back after missing the draw with Norwich to be at the birth of his twin sons, while internationals including Ben Davies, Ashley Williams, Ki Sung-yueng and Michel Vorm returned to training this week after being given some time off by Laudrup.

The Dane also has the option of handing Neil Taylor a first-team return following his lengthy lay-off, although the Wales international is unlikely to be rushed back into action.

Meanwhile, Kelvin Davis and Guly do Prado are doubts for Southampton.

Club captain Davis is struggling with a leg complaint sustained in training, while do Prado has a fever so will be assessed ahead of the trip to south Wales.

Luke Shaw, Jason Puncheon and Jay Rodriguez are all fully fit once again after a virus. Jose Fonte did not train on Thursday following the birth of his son.

Match Notes

Since winning at Wembley, Swansea have lost their way somewhat.

Still, despite Southampton’s resurgence, Michael Laudrup will fancy his side’s chance of returning to winning ways.

Laudrup is likely to play two up front with Luke Moore rewarded for his recent goal at Norwich.

Saints are not safe yet, but there are sides in far greater danger. A point would do them nicely.

Stat of the game: Southampton have won just six times in 30 league visits to Swansea.

by @prolixir.