Charlton Athletic v Swansea City team line-ups: Adam Matthews handed debut as boss Bowyer makes four changes

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Charlton manager Lee Bowyer has made four changes from the side that beat Leeds United last time out – with Adam Matthews handed his debut against Swansea City at The Valley tonight.

The former Celtic and Sunderland right-back comes in for Chris Solly, who is rested completely.

Jason Pearce, Sam Field and Erhun Oztumer are the other switches with Naby Sarr, Jonny Williams and Darren Pratley all dropping to the bench.

The Addicks can go level on points with Championship leaders Leeds United if they win tonight, while their opponents can leapfrog Marcelo Bielsa’s side if they pull off victory in SE7.

Charlton have lost one of their last 22 regulation home league matches.

Swansea are unbeaten in six games on the road – winning and drawing three apiece – but have only triumphed once at The Valley in their last 16 league visits, losing 10 and drawing five.

Their only change sees Yan Dhanda come in for George Byers, who does not make the matchday 18.

Charlton Athletic: Phillips, Matthews, Lockyer, Pearce, Purrington, Field, Cullen, Gallagher, Oztumer, Leko, Bonne. Subs: Amos, Oshilaja, Williams, Forster-Caskey, Aneke, Pratley, Sarr.

Swansea City: Woodman, Rodon, Van Der Hoorn, Fulton, Grimes, Baston, Celina, Dhanda, Ayew, Roberts, Naughton. Subs: Mulder, John, Carroll, Routledge, Surridge, Wilmot, Garrick.

PICTURE BY PAUL EDWARDS


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