Team news | Stoke City v Swansea City

25th January 2020
First team
Marc Guehi

Marc Guehi makes his Swansea City debut as one of two changes for this afternoon’s clash with Stoke City.

The on-loan Chelsea defender comes in for Ben Wilmot in the heart of the Swans defence, while Jake Bidwell also comes into the back four as Kyle Naughton misses out through illness.

On the bench, Joe Rodon makes his return to the matchday squad for the first time since October having recovered from ankle tendon surgery.

That means Freddie Woodman is in goal, with Connor Roberts and Ben Cabango joining Guehi and Bidwell in the Swansea defence.

Captain Matt Grimes again partners Conor Gallagher in midfield, with a trio of Andre Ayew, George Byers and Bersant Celina operating ahead of them.

Rhian Brewster – fresh from netting his first Swansea goal against Wigan – leads the line for the visitors.

Stoke City: Jack Butland; Tommy Smith, Danny Batth, Liam Lindsay, Bruno Martins Indi; Joe Allen (captain), Sam Clucas; Tom Ince, Nick Powell; James McClean; Sam Vokes.

Substitutes: Adam Davies, Lee Gregory, Jordan Thompson, Jordan Cousins, Nathan Collins, Julien Ngoy, Mame Diouf.

Swansea City: Freddie Woodman; Connor Roberts, Ben Cabango, Marc Guehi, Jake Bidwell; Conor Gallagher, Matt Grimes (captain); Andre Ayew, George Byers, Bersant Celina; Rhian Brewster.

Substitutes: Erwin Mulder, Ben Wilmot, Joe Rodon, Jay Fulton, Yan Dhanda, Wayne Routledge, Borja Baston.