Team news | Swansea City v Blackburn Rovers

11th December 2019
First team
Ben Cabango

Ben Cabango is handed his full league debut while Tom Carroll makes his first Championship start at the Liberty in 14 months as part of four changes for Swansea City's clash with Blackburn.

Cabango, who has been hugely impressive when called upon this term, comes in for Ben Wilmot to partner Mike van der Hoorn at the heart of the Swans defence.

The other change at the back sees Jake Bidwell restored at left-back in place of Kyle Naughton.

Carroll - who last started a home league game for the Swans against Rovers in October 2018 - comes in ahead of Jay Fulton in midfield, while Bersant Celina is preferred to Kristoffer Peterson on the left wing.

Freddie Woodman is in goal with the back four of Connor Roberts, van der Hoorn, Cabango and Bidwell.

Carroll and captain Matt Grimes are paired together in midfield, with George Byers taking up the number 10 role.

Andre Ayew and Celina are out wide, with Sam Surridge leading the line.

Swansea City: Freddie Woodman; Connor Roberts, Mike van der Hoorn, Ben Cabango, Jake Bidwell; Tom Carroll, Matt Grimes (captain); Andre Ayew, George Byers, Bersant Celina; Sam Surridge.

Subs: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Kyle Naughton, Ben Wilmot, Jay Fulton, Barrie McKay, Aldo Kalulu, Borja Baston.

Blackburn Rovers: Christian Walton, Ryan Nyambe, Adam Armstrong, Joe Rothwell, Danny Graham, Stewart Downing, Bradley Dack, Tosin Aderabioyo, Darragh Lenihan (captain), Corry Evans, Lewis Travis.

Subs: Jayson Leutwiler, Bradley Johnson, Sam Gallagher, Ben Brereton, Lewis Holtby, Elliott Bennett, John Buckley.