MATCH PREVIEW: Swans v West Brom
30th August 2014
The Swans will be looking to continue their fine start to the season when they welcome West Brom to the Liberty on Saturday (3pm).
Garry Monk's side have won back-to-back games at the start of the Premier League campaign as they bid to remain unbeaten heading into the international break.
The Swans followed up wins over Manchester United and Burnley with a midweek victory over Rotherham to progress to the third round of the Capital One Cup.
West Brom, who emerged victorious from this fixture back in March, also reached the next round with a penalty shoot-out win over League Two side Oxford while lan Irvine's side have started the campaign with draws against Sunderland and Southampton.
Federico Fernandez is pushing for his first Premier League start after making his debut against Rotherham in midweek.
Meanwhile, Albion travel to SA1 without Joleon Lescott (knee) and fellow new recruits Georgios Samaras and Silvestre Varela.
WHAT THEY SAID
Swans boss Garry Monk: "It's going to be tough because there's no easy game - Burnley proved that last week.
"We understand what a good team West Brom are and what an experienced squad they have.
"They play the game the right way and pass the ball well. We lost to them here last year, which is something we'd like to put right.
"The boys have been very focused and have shown a very good attitude. We will be looking to put on a performance on Saturday."
West Brom boss Alan Irvine: "You saw on Tuesday how difficult it is for players who have not had a pre-season. We've got too many players who haven't been able to do the work that we would want them to do.
"That won't be the team that plays on Saturday. There will be some tired people in training and we'll try and look after everybody and get ready for the game against Swansea, because we're going to have to work hard there."
- Nine of Swansea's 11 league victories last season came against bottom-half opposition
- Gylfi Sigurdsson has been involved in all three of Swansea's Premier League goals this season (one goal, two assists)
- Having drawn four more matches in last season's Premier League campaign than any other side (15), West Brom have begun this season with two more
- The Baggies have scored four goals in their last six Premier League games - Saido Berahino has scored three of them
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