Swansea v Watford preview: Wilfried Bony pushing for Premier League start

Annette Crawford
September 23, 2017

Kiko Femenia is available again for the Hornets after missing the Man City game through concussion.

Sebastian Prodl (thigh) is stepping up his rehabilitation but Younes Kaboul (hamstring) is not expected back until after the worldwide break.

Swansea boss Paul Clement has no fresh injury concerns as he attempts to build upon a solid start to the Premier League campaign against Watford.

Clement has selection dilemmas beyond Bony's involvement, admitting he is sure on only "seven positions". We have had some good results away from home but now we want to do it at the Liberty.

"Silva also has a striker itching to make the team and has told captain Troy Deeney he needs to "work hard" in order to regain his place".

Sanches himself continues to show glimpses of talent underneath a skin of clumsiness and unforced mistakes, however, fellow deadline day signing Wilfried Bony looks to be returning to fitness with an improved, although, not fully refined display.

"We go into the Watford game with some confidence". "But if we achieve good results against the other it's good as well", Silva commented.

The Swans have tipped convention on its head with both league games at the Liberty Stadium ending in defeat, while they enjoy a healthy away record that is yet to see them concede a goal on their travels.

Watford made an excellent start to the season but they are what I would call a 10-game team, because it is going to take that long to work out what they are about and how good they actually are.

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Marco Silva's side saw their unbeaten start to the season blown away by Manchester City last time out, losing 6-0.

Clement's Swansea appear to be a totally different proposition to goal-crazy City, having scored in just one of their five Premier League games.

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