PREVIEW: Swansea City v Watford
22nd October 2016
Bob Bradley makes his Liberty Stadium bow this weekend when the Swans host Watford in the Premier League.
The new Swans boss will be hoping for a winning start to life in South Wales after his side suffered a narrow 3-2 defeat at Arsenal on his top flight debut.
Under the management of Walter Mazzarri, the Hornets have enjoyed a positive start to the season, having chalked up 11 points from their eight games - a total that sees them in 10th position in the table.
They ran out 1-0 victors at Middlesbrough last time out, thanks to a wonder goal from Jose Holebas, but haven't secured a win in South Wales since November 2008.
The Swans will be boosted by news that Fernando Llorente will be available to face Watford, having missed Swansea's last two matches through injury.
Modou Barrow has also been declared fit for this afternoon's match despite coming off injured at Arsenal last weekend with an ankle problem.
Jefferson Montero, however, is not yet ready to return from a calf complaint, while Nathan Dyer remains Swansea's only long-term absence.
WHAT THEY SAID
Swans manager Bob Bradley: "I want to make sure the players understand the responsibility of wearing that jersey.
"When you come to a club, I think that responsibility is at the heart of the kind of environment you create every day.
"You have to understand the people who are going to live and die by every kick of the ball in every match.
"You have to understand that the fans want to see something they are proud of, and of course at the same time you have to get results."
Watford boss Walter Mazzarri: "Usually when you change coach the team always has a positive reaction on the pitch.
"Swansea have already shown they have been playing much better, they played very well against Arsenal. They are a good team who deserve more points than those they have until today."
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
Swansea City 1-0 Watford (January 2016)
Watford 1-0 Swansea City (September 2015)
Swansea City 1-1 Watford (March 2011)
Watford 2-3 Swansea City (September 2010)
Watford 0-1 Swansea City (March 2010)
4 - Midfielder Etienne Capoue is Watford's in-form man, having scored four goals in eight Premier League games this season.
100 - This is Swansea's 100th Premier League home game. The Swans have won 37, drawn 32 and lost 30 of the previous 99.
1 - The Hornets' 1-0 win at Middlesbrough saw them claim their first clean sheet in 13 Premier League games.