Swansea City must be bristling with confidence after their brilliant game with Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley. They kept their shape intact as the Wembley hoodoo continued for Spurs.
They will now welcome a half-hearted Watford, who got the taste of their own medicine as they were humbled by Manchester City by 6-0. Suddenly the excitement has intensified and Paul Clement’s side are looking to snap up full points from this match.
There cannot be better circumstances to host the Hornets at the Liberty Stadium. Marco Silva’s side are currently recovering from their 6-0 thrashing at the hand of the Sky Blues and the Swans should take this opportunity to smash them into pieces.
The absence of Fernando Llorente and Gylfi Sigurdsson will be felt but Clement already has enough armour at his disposal to inflict a second defeat on Watford.
Predicted 3-5-2 Swansea City Starting Lineup Against Watford
Lukasz Fabianski will take up the goalkeeping boots this time.
Three man defence is a new style and Clement has also fallen in love with it. The former deputy of Carlo Ancelotti is likely to go ahead with the three-man defence. In that case, Alfie Mawson, Federico Fernandez and Mike van der Hoorn are going to set themselves up in the backline.
Clement is expected to opt for a five-man midfield to provide solidity to the team.
Sam Clucas was given a different kind of role in the last match and he was pretty good at it. The 26-year-old will sit deep in the midfield and will try to steer the pace of the match.
Renato Sanches is yet to show his flashes this season but the player is capable of much more. The 20-year old’s ability cannot be doubted and Clement would rely a lot on the player.
Tom Carroll will be the other midfielder on the side. In this formation, wingbacks play an important role and Swansea probably have one of the best in the business in Martin Olsson. The 29-year-old is known for his bursting runs through the flanks and can be very dangerous with his inswinging crosses.
Kyle Naughton will be the other wingback on the side.
Wilfried Bony Played a full-fledged match in the 2-0 win against Reading in the Carabao Cup and is ready to take the real challenge. The Ivory Coast international might have his first start in the Premier League this season.
He will not be alone as Tammy Abraham will give him company up front. Here is how they might line up: