Peterborough United v Swansea City

22 Aug

Neil Taylor

Neil Taylor was part of the Wales team that reached the Euro 2016 semi-finals

BBC coverage

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Peterborough defender Jack Baldwin will miss the EFL Cup second-round tie with Swansea through suspension.

Ryan Tafazolli (hamstring) is a doubt, while midfielder Brad Inman and striker Lee Angol are out (both ankle).

Swansea defender Neil Taylor returns after an extended break to recover from Euro 2016 and Mike van der Hoorn is in line to make his debut.

Ki Sung-yueng, Jefferson Montero, Angel Rangel and Nathan Dyer could make their first starts of the season.

Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin, who guided Vicenza to an unexpected Coppa Italia victory in 1997, said: “The cups in the UK are important and I want to respect this attitude.

“We will go to Peterborough with a good team, try to win and continue in the competition.”

Match facts

  • This will be the fourth tie between these sides in the League Cup, with Posh progressing on two of the previous three occasions.
  • However, Swansea won the most recent meeting, 3-1 in the third round in September 2010, thanks to a Scott Sinclair hat-trick.
  • Peterborough have lost seven and drawn one of their last eight League Cup games against top-flight opposition, seeing them eliminated from six ties. Their last win came against Liverpool in 1991-92.
  • Meanwhile, 2013 winners Swansea were knocked out by lower-league opposition in last season’s tournament, going down 1-0 against Championship Hull.


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