Preview: Swans v Huddersfield Town

14th October 2017
First team

Swansea City go in search of their first home win of the season when they face Huddersfield Town in the Premier League this afternoon (3pm).

The match will mark the first meeting of the sides in the Premier League, with the Terriers earning promotion via the play-offs last summer, while it is the first time they have met since 2008.

The Swans go into the match off the back of a 1-0 loss to West Ham at the London Stadium in September, whilst Huddersfield will be looking to bounce back from a 4-0 loss against Tottenham Hotspur at the John Smith’s Stadium.

The Swans will be hoping to avoid becoming the first team in the club's history to lose their first four opening home matches, with Paul Clement's side yet to pick up a point at the Liberty so far this season.

Team news

Wilfried Bony is 50-50 to be in contention for a start after picking up a hamstring injury during international duties, whilst Renato Sanches remains a big doubt.

Nathan Dyer is in contention to make his comeback after eight months on the sidelines while Ki Sung-Yueng is nearing a comeback but is not fit enough to play a part this weekend. Kyle Bartley remains on the sidelines.

Huddersfield midfielder Danny Williams is now available for selection after recovering from a foot problem, whilst striker Steve Mounié has an outside chance of featuring. Midfielder Kasey Palmer, who is on-loan from Chelsea, is ruled out through injury.

Defenders Michael Hefele and Jon Gorenc Stankovic are also ruled out though a decision is yet to be made on Aaron Mooy after he travelled back from Australia following international duties earlier in the week.

What they said

Swans boss Paul Clement: “We feel optimistic that our form is going to change. We are all in agreement that we need to start playing better, particularly at home.”

Huddersfield manager David Wagner: “Swansea are a very good footballing side and they are able to keep the ball. We are aware of this and we will try to find a way to collect as many points as we can on Saturday”.

Last six meetings

1. 3. 08 Huddersfield 0-1 Swans

16. 11. 07 Swans 0-1 Huddersfield

30. 12. 06 Huddersfield 3-2 Swans

23. 9. 06 Swans 1-2 Huddersfield

24. 2. 06 Swans 2-2 Huddersfield

13. 8. 05 Huddersfield 3-1 Swans

Last six league matches


Huddersfield: WDLDDL

Pre-match stats

3 – The Swans have had three clean sheets in the Premier League so far this season, as many as they managed in the two previous seasons combined.

9 – Huddersfield have failed to score in nine of their last 14 matches in all competitions. The last time they went four competitive games without a goal was in August 2004.

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