Swansea streak reaches 9 with Burnley win

Brothers Andre and Jordan Ayew shake hands after a game between Swansea and Aston Villa

Swansea City's Andre Ayew is tipped to have his first taste of action on Saturday following his re-signing from West Ham United last month.

Carlos Carvalhal has made one change to his team as Tom Carroll comes into the fray to replace Leroy Fer for the encounter on home soil.

Coming off the back of their dominant 8-1 home win against Notts County in their FA Cup reply in midweek, Carlos Carvalhal's high flying Swansea side are now unbeaten in their last eight appearances. Although Swansea may have found themselves six points adrift of safety, the arrival of Carvalhal has breathed new life into the Swans.

And Abraham thinks they can beat the drop.

As for Burnley, who reside nine points off the top six, Sean Dyche has made one change, and it comes in defence as Matthew Lowton replaces Phil Bardsley, who is now suffering with a hamstring injury.

Burnley have been upsetting the odds ever since their 3-2 win at champions Chelsea on the opening day of the season and a key factor in their sustained form has been a solid away record of W4 D6 L3.

But Carvalhal insisted fighting relegation is no laughing matter, saying: "The situation is still serious - but we have a better chance now of staying in the Premier League".

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Carvalhal, renowned for his colourful analogies, said: "We put all the meat on the fire to try to win".

The draw is a big factor and the recommendation is Swansea on draw no bet at [1.74].

Victory over the Clarets moved Swansea up to 15th in the table and two points clear of the relegation places.

Cork is Burnley's only ever-present left this season - having played every Premier League minute - but he said he feels fresh once again after a busy festive period.

With a two week break from the Premier League, the Swans next much fittingly sees Carvalhal face his former side Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup fifth round, having only been sacked by The Owls on Christmas Eve a year ago.

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

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