The Swans' first match as newly-crowned Capital One Cup winners sees them take on an improved Toon side who have seen victory in three of their last four league games
Rangel, Bartley, Williams, Davies
Dyer, De Guzman, Ki, Britton, Pablo
Debuchy, Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon
Gutierrez, Cabaye, Tiote, Gouffran
Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup will again be without Spanish central defender Chico who misses out through an ankle injury picked up during the 4-1 home victory against QPR, with Kyle Bartley likely to take his place in the starting line-up.
Neil Taylor, who suffered a fractured ankle at the start of the season, is still a few weeks away from returning, thus allowing Ben Davies to continue in his impressive debut season at left-back.
Alan Pardew is likely to be without Fabio Coloccini (back) but Yohan Cabaye (illness) should be fit after both were both forced into substitutions during Newcastle's 4-2 win over Southampton last weekend.
The Toon manager has been boosted by Hatem Ben Arfa's return to training this week after hamstring troubles, but the Frenchman will not be risked at the Liberty Stadium.
Rob Elliot will continue to deputise in goal for only his second league match for the club, with first-choice keeper Tim Krul (ankle) and Steve Harper (knee) both unavailable.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Swansea forward Michu (pictured right) has scored 39.5 per cent of the clubs league goals this season having hit the back of the net 15 times. Only Aston Villa's Christian Benteke is relied upon more for his club with 42.3% of their total.
- QPR are the only league side to have drawn more games than Michael Laudrup's side at home, with seven in comparison to the Swans' six.
- Swansea have scored 23 goals from open play at home this season - more than any other team in the league.
- Newcastle have recorded only one victory on their travels this season, taking three points in their 2-1 win at Villa Park.
- Moussa Sissoko has scored three goals for Newcastle in his first four Toon games, including a brace against Chelsea.
- The club have won three of their last four league games with only Tottenham getting the better of them in a 2-1 defeat at White Hart Lane.
- Match referee Craig Pawson will take charge of his first Premier League game on Saturday. The last Newcastle fixture he took charge of saw the club claim the Championship title in victory over Plymouth.