Relegation watch: Swansea hold the key to the bottom three

Date: Saturday 21st April 2018 at 1:43 pm
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Swansea hold the key to Premier League survival as they face fellow strugglers Southampton and Stoke at home, in their final two matches.

All three sides have failed to do enough in recent weeks to claw their way towards safety and are fast running out of matches.

Swansea haven’t won since beating West Ham 4-1 at home on March 3rd and have drifted back into danger, sitting just above the relegation zone.

The Swans have slumped to just four points above Southampton and five above Stoke, albeit with a game in hand, but with Man City away this weekend and Chelsea at home next weekend.

After a fantastic start under Carlos Carvalhal, with home wins over Liverpool, Arsenal and the Hammers, Swansea’s form has dissolved, after losing to Spurs in the FA Cup and Man Utd in the league.

Now a twist of fate sees Swansea’s last two matches at home to Southampton and Stoke, in the final week of the season, with all three at risk of still fighting relegation by then.

Both Southampton and Stoke have improved performances in recent weeks and each were unlucky to lose close games at Arsenal, but they are running out of time to win matches and catch rivals.

Southampton were then 2-0 up at home to Chelsea last weekend but faltered to lose 3-2. Stoke had a 1-0 lead at West Ham, only to concede a late equaliser to draw 1-1.

Both sides have looked too good to be in serious risk of relegation, which poses one simple question: what have they been doing all season?

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