Preview | Huddersfield Town v Swansea City

26th November 2019
First team
Huddersfield away preview graphic

Swansea City have a chance to quickly put the disappointment of defeat to Millwall behind them against Huddersfield Town tonight (7.45pm).

The Swans restarted their Championship campaign following the international break with a 1-0 loss to the Lions in SA1.

But Cooper and his players have not had to wait long for the opportunity to make amends, as the Swans head to the John Smith's Stadium to take on the resurgent Terriers.

While results at home have not been what the Swans would have wished, they still have the only unbeaten away record in the EFL and will be looking to maintain that before returning to take on Fulham at the Liberty on Friday.

They take on a Huddersfield side who had a very difficult start to the season, but who have shown a real upturn in form since Danny Cowley's appointment.

Heading into tonight's game the hosts have lost just one of their last nine fixtures.

Team news

Head coach Cooper has no fresh injury worries ahead of Tuesday night’s clash with Huddersfield.

With three games in six days, Cooper could change his squad of 18 having gone unchanged for the last four games.

Despite playing 45 minutes for the under-23s last weekend, the game comes too soon for Aldo Kalulu.

The French winger, who last featured for the first team in August, is on the comeback trail from an ankle injury but won’t be available tonight.

Erwin Mulder is back in training after suffering a broken finger but Joe Rodon (ankle) and Jordon Garrick (hamstring) will be sidelined for the rest of the calendar year.

Huddersfield will be without Jaden Brown (ankle), Danny Simpson (hip), Tommy Elphick (knee) and Collin Quaner (hip) through injury.

Aldo Kalulu

Pre-match views

Steve Cooper: "We're disappointed (with the Millwall defeat) but we have to try and put it behind us and get ready for a game away at Huddersfield.

“That's the life of a professional football team, especially in this league, it's about getting ready for the next one.

Danny Cowley: “Swansea are a very good team and had a fantastic start to the season. They look to dominate the ball, play through the thirds and gain control in the game.
“They are going to ask a lot of questions of us. We are looking forward to it!”

Remember the last time?
Jordan Ayew was dismissed in the 11th minute as the Swans hung on for a 0-0 draw when these teams last met in the Premier League in March 2018.

The Ghanaian was sent off for a lunge on captain Jonathan Hogg, and the Swans were left to defend bravely for the remainder of the match.

It appeared to be a big point for the Swans, but ultimately it was a season that saw their seven-year Premier League adventure come to an end, with the Terriers surviving.

Prime numbers

9 – Huddersfield have won as many points in their last five home league games (W2, D3,) as they did in their previous 25 games at the John Smith’s Stadium (W2, D3, L20).

3 – Huddersfield Town are winless in three league meetings with Swansea (W0 D1 L2) since a 1-0 win in November 2007.