MATCH PREVIEW: Swans v Burnley

23rd August

The Swans will be looking to pick up where they left off on Saturday when they host Burnley at the Liberty (3pm).
Garry Monk's side produced a memorable performance last weekend as they beat Manchester United at Old Trafford to get their season off to the perfect start.
Burnley, meanwhile, began life back in the top-flight with a 3-1 defeat at home to an impressive Chelsea side - despite Scott Arfield giving them an early lead at Turf Moor.
Sean Dyche's side finished second in the SkyBet Championship last season to return to a division where they were relegated in 2010.

New signing Federico Fernandez is awaiting international clearance to play, while winger Tom Carroll is available after he completed a loan move from Spurs on Friday.
Sam Vokes is Burnley's only absentee as he recovers from anterior cruciate ligament damage, while new signing Stephen Ward could feature after joining from Wolves in midweek.

Swans boss Garry Monk: "The players have been great this week. We came back in after last Saturday and the focus has been solely on Burnley.
"The most important aspect of last week was the three points and we got it. It's always great when you beat the big teams and even more so when nobody gave us a chance.
"But we can improve massively and the players know that."

Burnley boss Sean Dyche: "They're a good side now, there is no doubt about that. I was at the game against Manchester United and they gave a good performance and deserved to win. 
"But we could have this conversation every week about the challenges we're going to face because there are certainly no mugs in the Premier League. 
"Swansea often make the pitch very big and keep the ball very patiently, so it is a different type of game for us tactically than what we were used to in the Championship."

  • Only one of Gylfi Sigurdsson's eight Premier League goals for Swansea has come at home
  • The Swans have kept only one clean sheet in their last six Premier League home games
  • Burnley lost fewer away games (3) than any other team in the Championship last season
  • In their previous Premier League campaign (2009-10), Burnley took only four points away from home (W1 D1 L17)
  • Ki Sung-Yueng's opener against Manchester United on the opening day came after 29 completed passes - a longer build-up than any goal scored in last season's Premier League
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