Swansea City News: Carvalhal confident strikers will fire

2 years ago

In the latest Swansea news, manager Carlos Carvalhal has backed his strikers to keep the club in the Premier League.

The Swans slipped into the bottom three after Saturday’s 1-0 loss away at Bournemouth as Ryan Fraser bagged the only goal of the game on 37 minutes for the Cherries.

It means that the South Wales outfit have picked up only three points from their past seven games, scoring just two goals along the way.

Their slump in form has come at just the wrong time as it seemed as though Carvalhal had guided them to safety after taking over from Paul Clement in December.

Swansea missed several great chances as Mike van der Hoorn, Jordan Ayew, Martin Olsson and Nathan Dyer all failed to convert and it has been their Achilles heel in recent weeks.

Tuesday’s Liberty Stadium clash with Southampton has now taken on huge importance as defeat is likely to mean relegation due to the Saints’ superior goal difference.

The Portuguese tactician remains upbeat about the situation, however, and is convinced his forwards will fire.

“We will score,” he said. “I am not worried because I have players who can score. Even if they are not scoring, we achieved goalscoring situations against Chelsea and Everton.

“In the Chelsea and Everton games, we deserved much more than we got and I believe in my players and I believe they can score because we have got goalscorers in the team.”

Swansea are 7/4 to be relegated with Ladbrokes, with Southampton on offer at 11/8 while Huddersfield are priced at 21/10.

A draw means that West Brom are still in with a chance of beating the drop and it will go all the way to the final game of the season, when Swansea play relegated Stoke City.