Team news | Aldo Kalulu starts in sole Swansea City change

10th August 2019
First team
Aldo Kalulu

Aldo Kalulu was handed his Swansea City debut as head coach Steve Cooper made just the one change for the clash with Derby at Pride Park.

Kalulu, who joined on loan from Basel earlier this week, comes in at the expense of George Byers as Cooper sticks with the majority of the side that opened the season with victory over Hull.

Freddie Woodman starts in goal behind an unchanged back four of Connor Roberts, Mike van der Hoorn, Joe Rodon and Jake Bidwell.

Captain Matt Grimes and Jay Fulton combine again in midfield, but there is a reshuffle behind striker Borja Baston.

Bersant Celina returns to the number 10 role having started on the left flank last weekend, with Kalulu coming in on that side of the field as Nathan Dyer retains his place on the right.

Sam Surridge, who joined on loan from Bournemouth this week, is among the substitutes.

The hosts are unchanged from their win over Huddersfield on Monday.

Derby County: Kelle Roos, Richard Keogh (captain), Kieran Dowell, Martyn Waghorn, Tom Lawrence, Florian Jozefzoon, Matt Clarke, George Evans, Jayden Bogle, Tom Huddlestone, Scott Malone.

Subs: Ben Hamer, Graeme Shinnie, Jamie Paterson, Jack Marriott, Mason Bennett, Max Lowe, Curtis Davies.

Swansea City: Freddie Woodman; Connor Roberts, Mike van der Hoorn, Joe Rodon, Jake Bidwell; Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes (captain); Nathan Dyer, Bersant Celina, Aldo Kalulu; Borja Baston.

Subs: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Kyle Naughton, Ben Wilmot, George Byers, Yan Dhanda, Kristoffer Peterson, Sam Surridge.