Stoke game a 'must-win' for Swansea in relegation fight

Stoke game a 'must-win' for Swansea in relegation fight

Relegation-threatened Swansea City face a "must-win" clash when they host Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday as they fight to stay in touch with 17th-placed Hull City, manager Paul Clement has said.

After a slow start to his time with the club, the target man is now the Welsh sides' biggest threat and one of their key players in their hope to stave off relegation, having scored 11 goals in his 28 league appearances this season.

Borja Baston, Swansea's record signing, has struggled to find his feet in the Premier League this season, although has improved his form in recent games as the Swans start to scrap for points.

"I would like to say, having worked with him, what a fantastic player he is and what a career he has had", Clement said ahead of Saturday's match against Stoke City.

John Terry will be looking for a new club this summer.

"He has represented that club so well over so many years in a time when players are too quick to move on and go from club to club. He's spent virtually his whole life playing there and congratulations to him for such an incredible career". They lie 10th with little to play for: a win could see them rise to ninth, but they are a solid 12 points clear of the drop zone.

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United, moved ahead of Arsenal and is four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City with one game in hand over its neighbours. Twitter user @oibanji posted a short clip which showed Mourinho questioning the chant with a quizzical look on his face.

"We do look at the stats and believe it or not that is 20 metres more than he (Llorente) has done in other games", Clement told reporters.

"He won everything, he did everything and we are talking about an England captain, a true leader. You never say never".

But with Mamadou Sakho set to return to Liverpool at the end of his loan spell that situation could change.

He continue "My view is that it's between us and Hull but Middlesbrough have got an important game on Monday night".

"I'm not sure if that's going to be a position we'll look at if and when we're safe, and hopefully we are safe by the end of the season".

The pressure is on Paul Clement and his Swansea team to escape trouble, and it could fall to the players mentioned above to save their season.

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