Swansea vs West Brom – Premier League preview and team news

Victory over West Bromwich Albion will give Swansea City their best start to a Premier League season and see them into the international break with maximum points.

Manager Garry Monk was aware that beating Burnley would be tough after causing an opening day shock at Old Trafford. Despite some second half scares, the Swans passed the test, and they seem to have gained some defensive resilience over the summer. Bafetimbi Gomis is now off the mark after scoring in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday, and confidence is high as they aim for another win here.

No side drew more games in the Premier League last season than West Brom, and they have started in a similar vein this time around after finishing all square in both games so far, as well as needing penalties to shake off League Two strugglers Oxford United on Tuesday. It is a solid opening few weeks for Head Coach Alan Irvine, but there is pressure on record signing Brown Ideye to score them the goals.

Swansea are still without midfielder Leon Britton and striker Marvin Emnes, but new signing Federico Fernandez could make his Premier League debut.

The visitors are still without Joleon Lescott, and are unable to call upon new signings Georgios Samaras and Silvestre Varela due to a lack of match fitness. Left-back Sebastien Pocognoli is also a doubt, so Jason Davidson could replace him.

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