Swansea v Crystal Palace preview
Last Updated: 28/08/18 11:35am
Swansea boss Graham Potter is likely to be without Jay Fulton for the visit of Crystal Palace to south Wales in the Carabao Cup second round on Tuesday (kick-off 7.30pm) after the midfielder broke a bone in his hand in the defeat to Bristol City.
The 24-year-old joins loan signing Cameron Carter-Vickers (upper-leg) on the treatment table at the Liberty Stadium, with in-form frontman Oli McBurnie unlikely to feature having played with a cracked toe in recent weeks.
Goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt is likely to miss out with a groin injury, meaning Steven Benda could make his Swans debut, while Leroy Fer and Wilfried Bony continue to gradually make their return to first team action and are unlikely to be risked.
Roy Hodgson is expected to heavily rotate his Palace side for the trip west, but a player who certainly will not feature is Jordan Ayew, who is ineligible to face his parent club following a summer loan move to the capital.
The former England boss is also likely to be without James Tomkins after the defender pulled out of the warm-up prior to the 2-1 defeat to Watford at the weekend with an apparent calf injury.
Swansea have lost just one of their last 14 matches against Crystal Palace (W7 D6), with all matches coming in league competition.
This is the first ever League Cup meeting between Swansea and Crystal Palace.
Swansea have lost their last two home League Cup games and haven't lost three consecutively since August 2006.
Crystal Palace have progressed from their last four second-round League Cup ties since losing 2-1 to Bristol City in 2013-14.
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has been eliminated in four of his last five away League Cup ties (W1), including his only away match with Crystal Palace, losing 4-1 away at Bristol City last season.