Sascha Riether serves the second of a three-match ban, with Aaron Hughes perhaps favourite to start at right-back after replacing Elsad Zverotic midway through the previous match. Brede Hangeland is still sidelined with a leg problem, which should allow Fernando Amorebieta to continue alongside Philippe Senderos at centre-half.
Swansea's first-choice goalkeeper Michel Vorm is available after serving a one-match ban. Michu remains on the sidelines with knee and ankle problems, however, and is expected back early next month. Michael Laudrup could draft in Nathan Dyer and Jonjo Shelvey after both climbed off the bench last time out, while Wilfried Bony is set to start up top again after bagging a brace against Stoke.