Swansea beats Burnley to maintain revival under Carvalhal

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For the revitalized Swans, Carlos Carvalhal's Swansea side find their confidence at an all-time high.

He is expected to be in the Swansea City squad that will face Burnley in the next round of the Premier League. Although Swansea may have found themselves six points adrift of safety, the arrival of Carvalhal has breathed new life into the Swans.

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. The former Sheffield Wednesday manager has Swansea playing the football fans want to see yet again and today they moved out of the relegation zone and into 15th place in the Premier League. Now sat in 17th position, a win on Saturday afternoon could see Carvalhal's side jump as high as 13th.

"Leon will have an injection and he will soon be training with us, but Angel will be longer".

Tom Carroll could fill Fer's midfield role, having replaced him at Leicester, and Carvalhal can also call on his January signings, striker Andre Ayew and midfielder Andy King.

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"The margins are tight and you have to find a way of getting on the right side of it", Burnley boss Sean Dyche said.

Midfielder Steven Defour is out for the season after knee surgery, while central defender James Tarkowski has missed the last two games, joining the likes of Robbie Brady, Jonathan Walters and Tom Heaton on the sidelines. It looks like the doom and gloom might finally be passing in South Wales.

Despite starting brightly, Burnley have now not won a single match in their last 10 attempts (L5, D5).

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. He then managed the side with success for almost two years.


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