Swansea dealt Taylor blow

Swansea City

Swansea full-back Neil Taylor is set for a spell on the sidelines after he fractured a cheekbone in training.

The Wales international picked up the injury on Wednesday morning and will require surgery, with no time-frame being put on his return.

It comes as a huge blow to new boss Paul Clement, who will take charge of the Swans for the first time at the Liberty Stadium against Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Swans have the worst defence in the top flight, conceding 45 goals in their 20 league games to date, and will miss the experience of Taylor, who has made 141 Premier League appearances for the club including 11 so far this season.

Swansea are currently 19th in the Premier League, one point adrift of safety, and they have a tough run of fixtures ahead over the coming weeks, with games against Liverpool, Southampton and Manchester City.