Let's make it a magnificent seven

2nd March 2018
First team

The Swans will look to record a magnificent seven at the Liberty when Carlos Carvalhal’s side host West Ham in a crucial Premier League clash on Saturday (3pm).

The Swans have put together a fine run of form on home soil, with the Portuguese leading his team to six straight wins in SA1.

Victories over Wolves, Liverpool, Arsenal, Notts County, Burnley and Sheffield Wednesday have made the Liberty a happy hunting ground for the Swans.

That run equals their best stretch of consecutive triumphs at the Liberty, and is the longest sequence of home successes since Kenny Jackett guided his team to eight wins in a row at the Vetch in 2004.

Another victory on Saturday would put the Swans level on points with the Hammers and provide a huge boost for Carvalhal’s men in their battle against the drop.

And Olsson believes the squad go into the game boosted by their midweek FA Cup replay triumph over Sheffield Wednesday – a result which followed defeat at Brighton in the Premier League.

“We wanted to bounce back as soon as we could because we were disappointed by the loss at Brighton,” said the Swedish left-back.

“The manager wanted us to show that we are strong mentally in the next game and we did that.

“It may have been the FA Cup but a win is a win and that helps build confidence going into the West Ham game.

“We have won six games in a row at home and we want to make it seven. Making the Liberty a fortress is going to be crucial to our hopes of staying in the division.”