Predicted Swansea City line-up to face Crystal Palace in the EFL Cup
Swansea City were unable to get past a rigid Bristol City side that held its nerve to ensure a 1-0 win at the Liberty Stadium. Andreas Weimann scored the only goal of the game that downed the Swans.
The Welsh side will now be aiming to make amends when they take on Crystal Palace in the league cup. Palace have been impressive in the opening weeks but succumbed to a loss against Watford in the Premier League.
Apart from long-term absentee Wilfried Bony, Graham Potter has no new fresh injury concerns to worry about. The fact that Oliver McBurnie has been playing with a cracked toe could force the manager to rest the striker.
The early return of Leroy Fer should boost the Swans’ options in midfield.
Probable Swansea City XI
Manager: Graham Potter
Erwin Mulder (GK)
Kristoffer Nordfeldt is still out injured, which means Mulder will start between the sticks once again.
Kyle Naughton (RB)
Connor Roberts has been impressive whenever called upon, but Naughton should start this game.
Mike Van Der Hoorn (CB)
The Dutchman is their leader at the back and is currently indispensable.
Joe Rodon (CB)
Rodon continues to turn heads with his straightforward performances for the club. He should be partnered alongside Van Der Hoorn once again.
Martin Olsson (LB)
Olsson’s raids down the left flank will pose all sorts of problems for Crystal Palace. The Eagles have looked vulnerable on that side.
Bersant Celina (RCM)
The midfielder’s distribution and supply will be vital for the Swans going forward.
Jay Fulton (CM)
Fulton has been an able man in the middle of the park for the Swans. He should start in his favoured role once again.
Tom Carroll (LCM)
Carroll has shown frailties in his performances but is very much capable of picking the passes when in form.
Joel Asoro (RW)
Asoro’s dribbling and constant running will threaten the Palace defence very much.
Leroy Fer (ST)
Though not a striker, Fer came on to replace McBurnie and looked dangerous up front.
Jefferson Montero (LW)
Montero’s explosiveness and energy will be needed for the Swans in the final third.