When these two teams met on the opening day of the season it was the appointment of Swansea's new manager, Michael Laudrup, that was under the microscope. But the Dane settled easily after the then unknown Michu scored twice in the 5-0 win at Loftus Road, and has so far guided the Swans to eighth place and a Wembley cup final. Life has not been quite so simple for Rangers, who sacked Mark Hughes and made wholesale signings in both August and January but remain bottom, as they will do even if they win today. Paul Chronnell

Venue Liberty Stadium, Saturday 3pm

Tickets £35 (08700 400 004)

Last season Swansea 1 QPR 1

Referee Neil Swarbrick

This season's matches 10 Y34, R0, 3.40 cards per game

Odds Swansea 11-13 QPR 4-1 Draw 5-2

Swansea City

Subs from Tremmel, Bartley, Tate, Dyer, Lamah, Monk, Shechter, Moore, Tiendalli, Agustien, Gower

Doubtful Vorm (knee), Britton (ankle)

Injured Agustien (ankle, 24 Feb), Taylor (ankle, May)

Suspended None

Form guide LDWDDW

Disciplinary record Y43 R2

Leading scorer Michu 13

Queens Park Rangers

Subs from Green, Murphy, Ben Haim, Bosingwa, Yun, Granero, Jenas, Park, Remy, Zamora, Campbell, Ephraim, Bothroyd, Rémy

Doubtful Rémy (groin)

Injured Onuoha (back, 16 Feb), Johnson (knee, Aug), Hoilett (hamstring, 16 Feb)

Suspended None International duty Diakité

Form guide DDDDWL

Disciplinary record Y37 R2

Leading scorer Taarabt 4

Match pointers

• Swansea have dropped just two points from winning positions in the Premier League this season, fewer than any other team

• QPR have drawn their past four league games, with three of those ending goalless

• Harry Redknapp's side have have drawn their past four league matches, with three of those ending goalless

• Júlio César and Gerhard Tremmel have been the busiest goalkeepers this term, making saves every 21 minutes

• Ashley Williams has blocked the most shots this term (33)


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