Team news | Swansea City v Watford

2nd January
First team
Joel Latibeaudiere Bournemouth

Joel Latibeaudiere makes his second Swansea City start as he comes into the starting line-up for this afternoon’s meeting with Watford.

The defender replaces Ryan Bennett, who misses out after picking up a hamstring injury in the midweek draw against Reading.

That is the only change from the goalless draw with the Royals, while Morgan Gibbs-White is named among the substitutes as he features in a matchday squad for the first time since October following a foot fracture.

Young defender Cameron Evans is also on the bench.

You can view the official team sheet HERE.

Freddie Woodman is in goal, with Latibeaudiere lining up alongside Ben Cabango and Marc Guehi in the Swansea defence.

Connor Roberts and Jake Bidwell will provide width from wing-back, with skipper Matt Grimes again joining up with Jay Fulton and Korey Smith in midfield.

Jamal Lowe and Andre Ayew lead the Swansea attack.

Swansea City: Freddie Woodman; Joel Latibeaudiere, Ben Cabango, Marc Guehi; Connor Roberts, Korey Smith, Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes (captain), Jake Bidwell; Jamal Lowe, Andre Ayew.

Substitutes: Steven Benda, Ryan Manning, Morgan Gibbs-White, Viktor Gyokeres, Wayne Routledge, Yan Dhanda, Cameron Evans, Jordon Garrick, Kasey Palmer.

Watford: Ben Foster, Jeremy Ngakia, Ben Wilmot, Tom Cleverley, Troy Deeney (captain), Ken Sema, Nathaniel Chalobah, Andre Gray, Kiko Femenia, Ismaila Sarr, Francisco Sierralta.

Substitutes: Daniel Bachmann, William Troost Ekong, Adam Masina, James Garner, Will Hughes, Marc Navarro, Sam Dalby, Joseph Hungbo, Kane Crichlow.

Referee: Darren Bond

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