Monk has described Jefferson Montero as the best one-on-one attacker in the Premier League after the Ecuadorian winger's high-octane display at Chelsea last weekend.
In his 71 minute cameo versus the Blues, the Ecuadorian international completed an impressive six take ons, while fashioning two key passes and two attempts at goal himself.
He was responsible for tormenting Chelsea full-back Branislav Ivanovic - as supporters were quick to point out throughout the match - just as he did last season when he left Arsenal's young England full-back Calum Chambers in disarray.
When discussing Montero's dazzling display at Stamford Bridge, Monk told ESPN FC.
"Jeff is probably the best in the league in that situation."
"I haven't seen anyone one-v-one create so many opportunities by beating his man - his percentage of winning those duels is probably the highest in the league."
"But you need players like that to be protected as teams will identify that and use physical elements to try to disrupt them."
"Hopefully the refs recognise that and deal with it."
Of all the players to participate on opening-weekend, Montero emerged with the fourth highest dribble success rate; not the best ratio in the Premier League that Monk had predicted - but he isn't far of.
|Team||Dribbles Attempted||Dribble Success (%)|
|Dimitri Payet||West Ham||4||80|
Behind Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Dimitri Payet and Riyad Mahrez, Montero ranks in fourth.
Although it is easy to forget that he was playing against last season's league champions; who boast the best defensive record in the top flight.
The Swans hosted Newcastle on Saturday and Montero was once again in fantastic form, setting up Andre Ayew's goal for the club.
Montero - with his ability to absolutely terrorise his opponent down the flank - will undoubtedly be key to the club's chances of success this season.