If it looked as though Swansea had an injury crisis before the weekend, they definitely do now.
Manager Graham Potter recently gave the news that, to add to injuries to Tom Carroll and Leroy Fer, Swansea players Jay Fulton and Bersant Celina are the newest members of the ever-increasing injury list in south Wales.
These are the most recent injuries to go alongside the long-term problems faced by Wilfried Bony, and the suspension that striker Courtney Baker-Richardson is currently serving. All in all, The Swans have a problem on their hands.
One way to resolve this problem is to rely on the defenders more. The club currently are experiencing a dearth or strikers and midfielders, but their defenders have remained relatively unscathed. That is why Cameron Carter-Vickers should be called upon to start.
The Swans could shift to a system of playing three defenders at the back, opening up a position for the American international (valued at £900k on Transfermarkt.co.uk) , and taking pressure off of the stretched midfield.
The Tottenham loan has only featured once for The Swans so far this season, coming off the bench against Nottingham Forest on Saturday, and will be hoping to start as soon as possible. Tonight may well be his chance to impress.
The Swans travel to 20th place Stoke tonight, hoping to maintain their pressure on the top of the table. They currently sit in sixth place, only three points behind leaders Leeds. However, with numbers low, no match will be easy for Potter’s men in the coming weeks.