Garry Monk has faired little better than winless West Brom boss Pepe Mel since taking over at Swansea, but unlike his opposite number he has a proven top-flight goalscorer to welcome back into the fold.
Michu, who struck 20 times for the south Wales outfit last season, is unlikely to get the full 90 minutes.
However, his return from injury should provide the requisite morale boost to see his colleagues past innocuous travellers West Brom at tasty odds of just over 19/20.
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The omens are not good for beleaguered Premier League rookie Pepe Mel as he seeks to snap a seven-match winless run at the Baggies helm at the Liberty.
West Brom have a solitary away win to show for their last 15 attempts and have routinely been bested by the budget Barcelona since the latter’s ascent to the top tier.
Swansea’s 2-0 Hawthorns success earlier this term was their fourth win over the visitors in the last five showdowns between the sides.
Only Robin van Persie, Luis Suarez Gareth Bale and Cristian Benteke contributed a greater percentage of their team’s goals than likely returnee Michu last term and he missed out on facing West Brom this term.
He’s 19/20 to bag against the Throstles in the principality for the second campaign running.
Meanwhile although the Welsh side have only won once since Monk was sworn in to the dugout, they’ve yet to lose at the Liberty under his tutelage.
A debut win over Cardiff was followed by draws against Champions League drop-outs Napoli and a Crystal Palace side they utterly bossed until the exertions of the preceding midweek trip to Naples told.