Preview: Swans v Bournemouth

25th November 2017
First team

Swansea City will look to bounce back from last weekend’s disappointing defeat to Burnley when they welcome Bournemouth to the Liberty this afternoon (3pm).

Paul Clement’s side were beaten 2-0 by the Clarets to stretch their run of consecutive Premier League losses to four.

The Swans now face a Cherries side who have recently found their form after a difficult start to the season.

History is not on the Swans’ side as they bid to take all three points today. The Swans haven’t managed to win against Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth since they gained promotion to the Premier League in 2015.

The Liberty club's last victory against the Cherries came back in 2007. Roberto Martinez's team secured an emphatic 4-1 win thanks to goals from Ferrie Bodde, Dennis Lawrence and Warren Feeney (two).

 

Team News

Tammy Abraham is in doubt for this afternoon's game after being stretchered off in the closing stages at Burnley. The on-loan Chelsea striker has missed training this week because of stiffness in his back.

Kyle Bartley remains a long-term absentee.

Bournemouth will be without striker Jermain Defoe, wideman Junior Stanislas and defender Tyrone Mings through injury, while Simon Francis is suspended after being sent off in last weekend's victory over Huddersfield.

 

What They Said

Swans boss Paul Clement: “We are disappointed with the way we have been performing – poor performances have led to a lack of wins. The crucial thing for us now is improving our levels because they have not been good enough recently. That has to be the starting point.”

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe: “It's a tough league and sometimes you can have run of games and lose confidence, but Swansea have got a very good squad and a very good manager and I'll be backing them to come back out of it."

 

Last Six Meetings

14.10.07 Bournemouth 2-2 Swans

5.4.08 Swans 1-2 Bournemouth

21.11.15 Swans 2-2 Bournemouth

12.3.16 Bournemouth 3-2 Swans

31.12.16 Swans 0-3 Bournemouth

18.3.17 Bournemouth 2-0 Swans

 

Pre-match Stats

43 - 43 per cent of Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson’s Premier League goals have been as part of hat-tricks - the highest ratio of any player with at least 10 goals in the competition.

4 - Swansea have lost four successive Premier League matches – they haven’t lost five in a row in the English top-flight in their history.