Preview | Swansea City v Leeds United

29th November
First team
Elland Road

Swansea City travel to Elland Road to take on promotion hopefuls Leeds United on Wednesday night (7.45pm).

Having played out an entertaining draw against Hull City on the weekend, Michael Duff’s side head to West Yorkshire to face a Lilywhites side yet to lose on home turf this season.

The Swans, meanwhile, have won three of their last four games on their travels.


Harrison Ashby Sunderland

Harrison Ashby is a doubt for the Swans after suffering a hamstring injury against Hull, but Liam Cullen is back from suspension.

New signing Yannick Bolasie is in contention to make his Swansea bow after joining on a short-term deal.

Josh Key made his return from injury as a late substitute against the Tigers, but Joe Allen, Mykola Kuharevich, Kristian Pedersen, Josh Ginnelly, Nathan Wood and Azeem Abdulai are all sidelined. 


Michael DUFF

Michael Duff: "It's Leeds United away from home, so you know the sort of challenge you are going to face.

"There will be 35,000 there, they are right up there and they will be looking to bounce straight back after their draw the other night.

"You can see there is a lot of quality in their squad with some players we obviously know well.

"It will be a tough ask, but we want to go there and be on the front foot like we were able to do against Hull. It is down to us to try and sustain that for 90 minutes."

Daniel Farke: "I like them. They've changed their style a bit but not in a bad way, not at all. You can still see their DNA, they're good in their passing quality. They put some intensity into their game.

"They are god in possession, and work well in counter-attack situations, they are a team with different threats and they are difficult to predict.

"They have many quality players at this level and we have to respect them."



Sam Allison signals a decision

Sam Allison is the man in the middle for tonight’s game.

You can find out more about him and his team of officials here.


Wayne Routledge grabbed a 90th minute winner to give Swansea City a first victory at Elland Road in 70 years on their last visit to Leeds United in August 2019.

Substitute Routledge swept home a deflected Matt Grimes cross via the inside of the post to send the Swans top of the Championship table.

The visitors were under the cosh for long spells of the afternoon but, in truth, keeper Freddie Woodman did not have too many saves to make as those in front of him made block after block and clearance after clearance to ensure a third clean sheet of the season.

Homegrown products Connor Roberts and Joe Rodon were among those to stand out, while the Swans had cause to feel they could have made more of a handful of promising attacks, with Bersant Celina and substitute Sam Surridge unable to convert the best of them.

But it did not matter as Routledge popped up in the dying moments to give the visitors just their second ever win at the home of the Yorkshire club.


2 - Elland Road has not been a happy hunting ground historically for the Swans. There have been just two wins from 21 trips to the ground since the first in October 1927.

3 - The second of Swansea's wins at Elland Road came on their last visit in 2019. There are three survivors from the matchday squad that day still in the Swans ranks: Matt Grimes, Jay Fulton and Kyle Naughton.