Swans wait on Ki
Michael Laudrup will check on the fitness of Ki Sung-Yueng before naming his Swansea side that will face Aston Villa this weekend.
The South Korean is due back at the Liberty Stadium after playing for his homeland in their 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw in Uzbekistan on Tuesday night and Laudrup wants to see if the long journey has taken its toll.
Chances are Ki will start on the bench as the Swans have plenty of options in midfield with Leon Britton, Jonathan de Guzman and Michu all set to continue in the side.
It is at the back where Laudrup has real problems with Neil Taylor out for the season, while Kyle Bartley has also been ruled out for three months with a thigh problem.
Chico is also out suspended for three games so it looks as though Ashley Williams and Alan Tate will play in central defence, while new signing Dwight Tiendalli will start on the bench as Ben Davies continues at left-back.
Laudrup revealed: "It has been a bad couple of weeks. We all remember what happened to Neil and after that we have had another injury, not as serious, but a very difficult and rare muscle injury for Kyle.
"Then of course we have Chico suspended for three matches. It's typical, to lose three defenders like this.
"But we have a squad and we have prepared them to play from the beginning, we did not think about serious injuries at that time but we are covered, we have players."