Swansea City produced several standout players in the 18/19 season, with winger Daniel James securing a big-money move to Manchester United. It remains to be seen whether they can keep hold of their other prized young assets, in a team that surprised many, but a 10th place finish did not do justice to.
The club have been busy, with 19 players departing, but only 2 incoming, so a lot of new faces could, and should happen before the transfer window closes, and it will be needed if they are to have a competitive squad ready for the rigours of the Championship.
Swansea City Opening Fixtures
The South Wales club will be happy with their opening round, starting at home against Hull City. An away day at Derby is followed by a home tie at Preston. Away days at QPR and Leeds have Birmingham at home sandwiched between them.
Swansea City Penalty Takers
Midfielder Matt Grimes scored the first penalty of the season, with fellow midfielder Bersant Celina then missing the next one before forward Oliver McBurnie took 5 of the remaining 6, scoring 4 and having 2 saved. Released forward Wilfried Bony also saw his penalty saved.
Swansea City EFL Fantasy Picks
Right-back Connor Roberts showed good attacking threat with 5 goals and 3 assists. Celina served 8 goals and assists with McBurnie being the pick of the bunch with 24 goals and 4 assists.
Swansea City Predicted Lineup
4-2-3-1: Nordfeldt; Roberts, Van Der Hoorn, Roden, Bidwell; Grimes, Fulton; Celina, Dyer, McKay; McBurnie