EPL 2012-13: Swansea City vs Sunderland Preview

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EPL: Swansea City vs Sunderland Preview
Swansea, Sept 1: Michael Laudrup's Swansea City aim to continue their winning streak this season when they take on Sunderland at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

EPL 2012-13 Fixtures

Team Profile: Swansea City | Sunderland

The Welsh side have remained unbeaten this season after a hat-trick of wins, most recently against Barnsley in the Capital One tie on Wednesday.

While the Black Cats are yet to open their account in the Premier League but will be confident after their 2-0 win over Morecambe in the League Cup clash.

Swansea's new signing Pablo Hernandez, who came in for winger Scott Sinclair after joining Manchester City, is set for a start on the bench while Laudrup may not change his side after a successful start to the new campaign. Centre-back Chico Flores and winger Wayne Routledge are expected to be fit.

Sunderland new joinee Adam Johnson is likely to make his debut while striker Steven Fletcher will be given the nod along with Stephane Sessegnon who signed a new three-year contract at the Stadium of Light. Black Cats Swedish winger Sebastian Larsson is set to sit out.

Martin O'Niell may not opt for injured Wes Brown while left-back Danny Rose, who signed a season-long loan deal from Tottenham, could start while new signing Carlos Cuellar will be at the heart of defence replacing injured Phil Bardsley.


*Swansea have won their last three Premier League matches in a row while Sunderland have won in their last eight matches.

*The Welsh side have scored eight goals in 11 shots while the Black Cats picked just 13 points in 15 matches.

Probable Lineups:

Swansea City (4-4-3): Vorm-Rangel, Chico, Williams, Taylor-De Guzman, Michu, Britton-Dyer, Graham, Routledge.

Sunderland (4-5-1): Mignolet-O'Shea, Cuellar, Kilgallon, Rose-McClean, Cattermole, Gardner, Johnson, Sessegnon-Fletcher.

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