Latest Swansea/Cardiff City news: Injury updates, Costa and Cardiff best XI

All the latest Swansea City and Cardiff City news including Diego Costa, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Craig Noone and Mats Daehli and Cardiff's best XI.

Swansea City

Last week, HITC: Sport published a statistical report that demonstrated that the numbers Gylfi Sigurdsson brought in during Premier League matches in August, was not far off those achieved by Francesc Fabregas. 

It is likely the two will feature significantly as Sigurdsson's Swansea City look to preserve their undefeated record in the division this season against the club they share top spot with; Chelsea, however, the 25-year-old Icelandic midfielder has already impressed the club's supporters on social media as he topped a recent poll conducted by a popular blog.

While there may be a monopoly on the top four places in the Premier League, fifth, sixth and seventh are all very much up for grabs with Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and Manchester United all vying for European contention. According to some bookmakers, Swansea City are the favourites for eighth.

Meanwhile, ahead of the clash with the Blues, The Guardian claim Jose Mourinho and the upper brass at Stamford Bridge are "cautiously optimistic" that prolific striker Diego Costa, who has begun life in England in remarkable fashion having already returned four goals from three outings, could be fit to play.

Cardiff City

Wales Online are reporting that two essential Cardiff City first-teamers are ready to hand manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a boost ahead of Saturday's fixture versus Norwich City as Craig Noone and Mats Daehli have both reacted positively to training this week.

Cardiff have an enrichened squad of late, but who would make your starting XI should everybody be fit to play? David Marshall would presumably walk into everybody's team to play in goal, while Fabio and John Brayford could play full back.

Danny Gabbidon would at least start matches from the bench, while Matt Connolly, Sean Morrison and Bruno Manga will battle it out to feature in the heart of defence. Peter Whittingham and Mats Daehli each have a case to start in midfield while Kenwyne Jones may be assured of the starters' role with Federico Macheda also eager to impress.

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