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Bournemouth v Swansea City

2017-03-17 14:53:00, Views: 117, Clubcall

Bournemouth v Swansea City

Bournemouth and Swansea will both be looking to take a big stride towards Premier League safety by securing a victory on Saturday.

Bournemouth will head into the fixture three points clear of the Swans and six above the relegation zone following their overdue victory against West Ham last time out.

The triumph over the Hammers was the Cherries first league victory of 2017 and it followed their battling 1-1 draw against Manchester United the previous week.

The Cherries will hand a late fitness test to midfielder Harry Arter, who picked a calf problem against West Ham, while Junior Stanislas remains doubtful with a groin injury.

Andrew Surman is available after returning from a one-match ban, but Tyrone Mings remains suspended.

Swansea will head into the match looking to bounce back from last weekend’s 2-1 defeat to Hull.

The Swans have enjoyed much improved form since Paul Clement took over as manager in January, winning five of their last nine league matches, although their form away from home has dipped in recent weeks, as they have lost their last three matches on the road.

The Welsh club will also have to do without left-back Martin Olsson, who picked up an ankle injury during the defeat to Hull, with Stephen Kingsley set to take his place.

Angel Rangel also picked up an injury against Hull which means he will miss out, but Kyle Naughton has returned to fitness and is expected to take the Spaniard’s position in the starting line-up.

One man who is definitely available is top scorer Fernando Llorente, who has recovered from the dead leg he picked up against the Tigers.

Bournemouth are unbeaten in the three previous top-flight meetings between the two sides, including a 3-0 success at the Liberty Stadium earlier in the season.


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