Swansea v Villa preview
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:34:00
Tuesday's clash with Aston Villa is likely to come too soon for Swansea attacker Michu to return from the injury he suffered against Reading.
Michael Laudrup made seven changes to his side for the trip to Fulham and was rewarded as Danny Graham and Jonathan de Guzman scored in the 2-1 win.
He therefore faces some tricky selection decisions, especially in goal after Gerhard Tremmel impressed in the absence of Michel Vorm.
Neil Taylor is a long-term absentee with a broken leg.
Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph will return after suspension for Tuesday's Premier League encounter with Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.
But Villa's lengthy injury list shows little sign of improving as they look to recover from three heavy defeats in which they have conceded 15 goals against Chelsea, Tottenham and Wigan.
Striker Darren Bent (hamstring) and Gabriel Agbonlahor (thigh), winger Charles N'Zogbia (knee) and defenders Ron Vlaar (calf), Nathan Baker (hamstring) and long-term casualty Richard Dunne (knee) remain sidelined.