Swansea City (6-6-14) vs. Burnley (9-9-8)
PREMIER LEAGUE: Saturday, February 10th, 2018, 10:00 AM ET | Liberty Stadium
Line and Odds: Swansea City 17/11 Favorites / Burnley 29/12 Underdogs
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New signings Andre Ayew and Andy King are in line to make their Swansea debuts at home to Burnley. Striker Ayew has recovered from a hamstring injury after returning to Swansea from West Ham, while loan midfielder King was unable to play against parent club Leicester last weekend. Renato Sanches (hamstring) remains out, and Angel Rangel (groin) is the latest Swansea player to need surgery after Leroy Fer (achilles) and Wilfried Bony (knee) suffered season-ending injuries.
Burnley have Stephen Ward back fit but will be without Phil Bardsley for their trip to Swansea. Bardsley was forced off at half-time of last weekend’s draw with Manchester City because of a hamstring problem so Matthew Lowton will make his first start following injury at right-back. Ward (knee) is likely to have to settle for a place on the bench as Charlie Taylor keeps his place at left-back. James Tarkowski (groin), Tom Heaton (shoulder), Robbie Brady, Steven Defour, Dean Marney, Chris Wood and Jon Walters (all knee), all remain sidelined.
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Swansea have won each of their last three home league games against Burnley, including both in the Premier League at Liberty Stadium. Burnley’s last away win at Swansea came in December 1995 at Vetch Field in the third tier, winning 4-2. Swansea have won eight points from losing positions in the Premier League this season, with seven of these coming in their six games under Carlos Carvalhal (wins against Watford and Arsenal, and last week’s draw with Leicester). Burnley are without a Premier League win in nine games (D5 L4), the longest current winless run in the division. The Swans haven’t won three consecutive home league games since their final three of 2016-17. The trends are tough to tell in this game. Brunley has struggled on the road at Swansea, but Swansea has gone a long time since winning 3 in a row. One of those has to change in this game. I like the home field advantage for Swansea. Swansea wins this in a close one.