Team news | Bournemouth v Swansea City

6th November 2021
First team
Flynn Downes

Flynn Downes comes into the Swansea City starting line-up in the sole change for this afternoon’s clash with Bournemouth.

The midfielder comes in for Korey Smith at the Vitality Stadium, as the solitary alteration from the midweek win at Coventry.

The only other change in the matchday squad sees Liam Walsh included among the substitutes as Michael Obafemi misses out.

Ben Hamer continues in goal, with Ryan Bennett, Kyle Naughton and Ryan Manning again making up a three-man defence.

Ethan Laird and Jake Bidwell are the wing-backs, with Downes linking up with skipper Matt Grimes in midfield.

Olivier Ntcham and Jamie Paterson will provide support to top scorer Joel Piroe, who already has 10 goals to his name this season.

The hosts, meanwhile, include former Swan Jamal Lowe among their substitutes.

Bournemouth: Mark Travers; Jack Stacey, Gary Cahill, Lloyd Kelly (captain), Leif Davis; Gavin Kilkenny, Jefferson Lerna, Phil Billing; Ryan Christie, Dominic Solanke, Jaidon Anthony.

Substitutes: Will Dennis, Lewis Cook, Chris Mepham, Emiliano Marcondes, Robbie Brady, Jamal Lowe, Morgan Rogers.

Swansea City: Ben Hamer; Ryan Bennett, Kyle Naughton, Ryan Manning; Ethan Laird, Flynn Downes, Matt Grimes (captain), Jake Bidwell; Olivier Ntcham, Jamie Paterson; Joel Piroe.

Substitutes: Steven Benda, Ben Cabango, Korey Smith, Morgan Whittaker, Liam Cullen, Joel Latibeaudiere, Liam Walsh.