Preview | Burnley v Swansea City
Swansea City will look to continue their excellent recent form when they travel to Turf Moor this afternoon to face promotion chasing Burnley (3pm kick-off).
Russell Martin’s team are the in-form Championship team over six games winning five of those contests. They will be full of confidence after last Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Sunderland at the Swansea.com Stadium.
Away from SA1, the Swans have been particularly impressive, victorious in their last three trips on the road, having only suffered defeat in one league match on their travels this term.
Unbeaten in ten league matches since a 1-0 defeat against Watford at Vicarage Road in August, opposition Burnley will provide a tough test for Martin’s men lying in fourth place in the table.
Vincent Kompany’s Clarets are undefeated at home - the only Championship team who still hold this record.
The team is much the same as it has been for the past few games.
Key senior players Joe Allen and Jamie Paterson are getting closer to a return for Swansea City but won’t be involved on the weekend against Burnley.
"We want to try and go to Burnley and be the team we want to be. The rest will take care of itself.
"For me [Burnley are] definitely one of the best teams in the division. I love the way they play.
"It's been a change in culture for them, a lot of new players, a new manager, and they've all bought into it really quickly."
"[Swansea] are a team that bring a different challenge than other teams in the league. I’m really looking forward to this game.
"It’s an interesting one – what they do is very clear and is embedded into the club and is what they’ve been doing for many years, but we want to have an impact in this game.
"We don’t want compromise what we do whether we’re playing Swansea or Millwall – we always have the same ambition and that is to win the game."
Remember the last time?
A Jack Cork-inspired performance guided Burnley to 2-0 victory over on the Swans' last visit to Turf Moor in 2017.
Ex-Swan Cork provided the hosts the lead in the 29th minute with a fine header from a Robbie Brady cross.
Burnley doubled their lead five minutes before halftime after a lapse in concentration allowed Jeff Hendrick the opportunity to set up Ashley Barnes to smash in from the edge of the area.
1 – In the last ten meetings since the turn of the century, there has been only one draw in Saturday’s fixture home or away. A 1-1 draw at the then Liberty Stadium in 2018.
5 - Swansea have scored five goals inside the opening 15 minutes of EFL Championship games this season, no second-tier team can currently match that tally.
7- The Swans have won seven out of their last nine games against Burnley
36 – There has not been a goalless draw between the two sides for 36 years since a Division Four 1988 meeting at the Vetch Field.