Swansea boss declares Ayew ready for Saturday action in Premier League

Swansea boss declares Ayew ready for Saturday action in Premier League

The Portuguese added: "We put in Andre Ayew, Tammy Abraham, we had three attackers in the middle".

Both players arrived at the Welsh outfit last month, but Ayew's hamstring injury has kept him out of action, while loanee King was unable to play against his parent club Leicester City last weekend.

The pair have recent history with Hodgson upset about being referred to as "Woy" during Allardyce's meeting with undercover reporters posing as businessmen which eventually cost the Toffees boss his job as national team manager - but the pair did shake hands in the technical area.

"Maybe things were getting a bit stale, the new manager has come in and done exactly what Clement did last time, he's given them all a boost, everyone wants to impress the manager and you think it's a new start and the form comes with that". The game finished in dramatic circumstances, with Charlie Adam missing a late minute penalty that would have won the game for Stoke.

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In contrast, Burnley are winless in ten games in all competitions since mid-December. We created more chances, we controlled the game very well, especially in the second half.

Burnley have several key players on the sidelines with defender James Tarkowski and goalkeeper Tom Heaton two of the premier players missing, while Robbie Brady, Steven Defour, Chris Wood and Jon Walters will also miss the game through injury, but left-sided player Stephen Ward is expected to feature, as Sean Dyche aims to recapture the winning thread in south Wales.

Carvalhal was speaking ahead of Swansea's clash with Burnley at the Liberty on Saturday.

The Swans have won their last four consecutive home appearances including victories over Liverpool and Arsenal.

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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.

Whilst Swansea have made themselves hard to break down, Burnley have struggled to score all season.

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

This one is set to be a tight and intriguing encounter.

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