Andre Ayew, Andy King named on Swansea City bench for Burnley clash

Andre Ayew, Andy King named on Swansea City bench for Burnley clash

Ghana attacker Andre Ayew says he's fit to make his second bow for Swansea City when they play against Burnley in the English Premier League at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Abraham was absent through injury as Swansea stunned Liverpool 1-0 last month, but watched from the bench as his team-mates put Arsenal to the sword in a 3-1 win.

And with Carlos Carvalhal's men looking to extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League to five games on Saturday, Ayew hopes he can play a part.

Sean Dyche admitted that he is looking forward to a break from action next weekend as he continues to juggle with a lengthy injury list that contains no less than eight first-team players.

Another team who moved away from the relegation zone today was West Ham, who advanced to 12th after their 2-0 home win over Watford.

With Carvalhal's outlook and their current form, Swansea are fancied to score and that will give them a good chance of taking something from the game, given Burnley's low win rate without a clean sheet (only two wins in 16 overall when conceding).

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Carvalhal is an engaging character whose descriptions of his January transfer targets - "I will look to the lobsters and sea bass, but if not we must buy sardines" - or likening beating Liverpool to "stopping a Formula 1 auto in London traffic" have caused enormous reactions on social media.

Ki Sung-yueng's late victor lifted Swansea to 15th in the table, two points clear of the relegation zone. They are very good players and very good characters also.

The former Swansea midfielder can see similarities between the upturn the Swans are enjoying under Carlos Carvalhal and the revival they had a year ago when Paul Clement was in charge.

Burnley remain in seventh place but are now on the longest winless streak in the Premier League.

A new face at the training ground often has an instant impact in the Premier League. His figures show no strong trend, although four of his six games not involving the big six have had no more than three yellow cards.

In contrast, Burnley are winless in ten games in all competitions since mid-December.

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