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The Swansea View: What To Expect From Them Today


Ahead of today’s game at home to the Swans, we spoke to Vital Swansea to get a proper look at today’s opponents.

What have you made of Swansea’s season so far, and what has Graham Potter changed?

It’s been a great, promising start so far and Graham Potter deserves plenty of credit for managing a difficult situation in the summer that saw around 15 players sold after Premier League relegation.

He’s been forced to bring through some of our young players due to a lack of transfer money available and despite all of that change, he’s managed to quickly implement an attractive style of football that we’ve all been wanting after three years of firefighting in the top flight. The only criticism so far has been our failure to make our dominance and chances count, we really should have beaten teams like Ipswich and Rotherham which could have seen us near the top two.

How are you likely to set up today?

Potter has frustrated some fans for his constant team changes but he has settled on his strongest team in recent weeks as supporters have called for more consistency. It’s always really difficult to guess his starting 11 as a result, but he might put Grimes back into midfield in a 4231. And we don’t know yet if Kyle Naughton is fit.
Nordfeldt, Naughton, Van Der Hoorn, Rodon, Olsson, Fulton, Grimes, Celina, Roberts, James, McBurnie.

Which Swansea player should we look out for?

Currently, it would have to be our flying, young winger Dan James. He gives us pace and an attacking outlet down our left and he’s filled a big hole left behind by Jefferson Montero. He’s set up Oli McBurnie’s last two goals in similar fashion and he’s on top form.

Score prediction?

A narrow 1-0 Swans win but I’m always nervous when we play sides who are out of form, I’ve lost count how many times now we end teams’ bad runs! Hopefully last weekend’s defeat at Rotherham gave us a wake up call and it’s not another missed opportunity this week

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