Predicted Swansea City and Sunderland line-ups: Big calls for Monk and Poyet

Match to be played on Saturday 7th February 2015 at 15:00. Venue: Liberty Stadium, Swansea.

Garry Monk will be determined for his Swansea City side to head into the game against Sunderland this week looking to cash in on a superb performance against Southampton in their last game.

The Swans sit just inside the top half of the table on 33 points and they can go level with West Ham if they get a victory and Manchester United manage to win against the Hammers.

The win last weekend ended a run of three games without a victory, which shows the importance of the result for the confidence of the players.

Sunderland also come off the back of an important win in the league, which they backed up with victory in the FA Cup against Fulham.

A win could take the Black Cats up a place and above Crystal Palace, which would be positive for the club especially considering the form the London based side have shown under Alan Pardew. It would also give Poyet a little more breathing space.

Here are the potential teams Monk and Poyet could go with.

Swansea City: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Fulton, Carroll, Dyer, Shelvey, Barrow, Gomis

Sunderland: Pantilimon, Reveillere, Vergini, O’Shea, van Aanholt, Bridcutt, Larsson, Alvarez, Johnson, Wickham, Defoe

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