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Watch live: Cardiff vs. Swansea (Lineups and discuss)

Nov 3, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

Swansea City's Michu protests to West Ham United's Demel during English Premier League match in Swansea Reuters

The South Wales derby, always a ferocious and hotly-contested matchup, is nearly upon us.

Cardiff host Swansea in the historic occasion – the first time ever this derby will be played in the top flight – on NBCSN at 11am ET, or online at NBC Sports Live Extra.

The match is such a fierce contest that police had to escort Swansea fans on buses to Cardiff City Stadium, with fans only receiving tickets on the bus.

Just one change for the visitors, as Michael Laudrup brings Jonjo Shelvey back into the lineup placing Wilfried Bony back on the bench and putting Michu alone up front.

For Cardiff City, they appear to make similar moves, with Craig Bellamy returning to the starting lineup after a week off, along with Don Cowie.  Frazier Campbell and Kim Bo-Kyung make way.

LINEUPS:

Cardiff City – Marshall; Taylor, Caulker, Turner, Whittingham; Medel, Mutch, Cowie, Theophile-Catherine; Bellamy, Odemwingie.
Bench – Tremmel, Tiendalli, Amat, Canas, Pozuelo, Vazquez, Bony.

Swansea City – Vorm; Rangel, Williams, Chico Flores, Taylor; Britton, Shelvey, De Guzman, Routledge, Dyer; Michu.
Bench – Lewis, Hudson, Campbell, Kim, Gunnarsson, Maynard.