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A low-scoring FA Cup Third Round replay is expected at the Liberty Stadium and we see Nuno Espirito Santo’s side edging out Carlos Carvalhal's Swans

Swansea City meet Wolverhampton Wanderers in an FA Cup Third Round replay after the sides played out a 0-0 draw at Molineux.

The Swans' new Portuguese boss Carlos Carvalhal will shake hands with compatriot Nuno Espirito Santo for a third time in 32 days after the two also met when the former’s Sheffield Wednesday side lost 1-0 to Wolves in December.

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Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal is ready to gamble on FA Cup progress by resting players against Wolves as he prioritises Premier League survival.

The Swans host the Sky Bet Championship leaders in a third-round replay on Wednesday following a 0-0 draw at Molineux earlier this month, but with his side bottom of the Premier League and four points from safety, Carvalhal readily admits he will make changes.

"Yes, I will do that, for sure, I will make changes. Our main competition is the Premier League," he said.

"We respect the cup, we respect Wolves, but we need to play players who are coming back from injuries, we must see the players and give them a chance also to play, so it's natural that we will make changes on Wednesday.

"This is normal. We will try to see all the players and try to give all the players a chance to play and also to progress them."

Mike van der Hoorn came off with a muscle injury in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Newcastle and will be assessed ahead of the game at the Liberty Stadium.

Wolves welcome back defender Danny Batth from suspension but Nuno Espirito Santo's side, who are 10 points clear at the top of the Championship, are without the banned Ruben Vinagre.

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Swansea midfielder Leroy Fer was sent off in the previous FA Cup encounter but had it retrospectively overturned and is to score anytime. 

Also free to play is right-back Kyle Naughton, who returns from a three-match ban, but Renato Sanches could miss out through a hamstring injury.

Visiting centre-back Danny Batth returns from a three-match ban and could be given some match practice, but left wing-back Ruben Vinagre’s suspension means Barry Douglas is likely to start.

Wolves defenders Ryan Bennett and Conor Coady were among five first-team players to keep their place in the reverse fixture, while goalkeeper Will Norris has not conceded in any of the five cup games he has played in.

The Midlanders have kept 13 clean sheets in their last 19 games in all competitions while their hosts have failed to score 12 times this season – no Premier League outfit has done so more often. With that in mind, a clean sheet for the visitors looks appealing at .

With Tammy Abraham still out, Wilfried Bony is likely to start as Swansea’s main striker and the powerful Ivorian is to bag at any point.

For the away side, striker Leo Bonatini has not quite reached his own very high standards in recent weeks and with promotion to the Premier League surely a priority, January addition Rafael Mir could be given a chance to make his mark up top and is to score anytime.

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swansea city vs wolverhampton
Liberty Stadium

19:45 on Wednesday
17 JAN,  2018

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