Team news | Swansea City v Huddersfield Town

22nd February 2020
First team
Ben Cabango

Joe Rodon and Ben Cabango start at centre-half as two of four changes made by Steve Cooper for Swansea City’s clash with Huddersfield.

Rodon and Cabango become the first Welsh centre-half pairing to start a league game for the Swans since Christian Edwards and Kris O’Leary did so against Peterborough in October 1997.

They replace Ben Wilmot and Marc Guehi, with the former dropping to the bench.

Elsewhere, Aldo Kalulu comes in for Bersant Celina on the left flank for the Frenchman’s first league start since August.

Rhian Brewster leads the line for the Swans as Wayne Routledge also drops out of the side that drew at Hull last weekend.

West Brom Aldo Kalulu

That means goalkeeper Freddie Woodman lines up behind a back four of Kyle Naughton, Rodon, Cabango and Jake Bidwell.

Captain Matt Grimes is joined by Jay Fulton at the base of the Swans midfield, with a trio of Andre Ayew, Conor Gallagher and Kalulu operating ahead of them.

Brewster is up top for the hosts.

Swansea City: Freddie Woodman; Kyle Naughton, Joe Rodon, Ben Cabango, Jake Bidwell; Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes (captain); Andre Ayew, Conor Gallagher, Aldo Kalulu; Rhian Brewster.

Substitutes: Erwin Mulder, Ben Wilmot, Connor Roberts, Yan Dhanda, Bersant Celina, Jordon Garrick, Liam Cullen.

Huddersfield: Jonas Lossl; Danny Simpson, Richard Stearman, Christopher Schindler (captain), Harry Toffolo; Jonathan Hogg, Andy King; Elias Kachunga, Lewis O'Brien, Juninho Bacuna; Karlan Grant.

Substitutes: Joel Coleman, Trevor Chalobah, Chris Willock, Alex Pritchard, Steve Mounie, Jon Gorenc Stankovic, Emile Smith Rowe.