Carlos Carvalhal: 'Swansea City really wanted to win against Burnley'

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Swansea City coach Carlos Carvahal has included new signing Andre Ayew in his squad to face Burnley in Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Dyche's men have only taken five points in that time, but remain in seventh position in the table, although they are nervously looking over their shoulder as the bottom half close in.

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.

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"The manager has given me a lot of confidence and a new role in the team". However, Matt Lowton returned to action on Saturday and Stephen Ward is likely to feature this weekend.

"They are a risky side and can frustrate any opponent in the Premier League, but we will do our job and try to unlock them".

Swansea - which thrashed Notts County 8-1 in an FA Cup replay to set a Liberty Stadium record on Wednesday (NZDT) - has beaten Liverpool and Arsenal in their last two Premier League home games to boost its survival hopes.

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"It was a tight game, there was nothing in it really, there was action in both boxes but we were not almost as good as we have been of late", their manager Sean Dyche said.

All that adds up to Burnley having a league-leading 20 out of 26 games with under 2.5 goals (77%) and Swansea not far behind with 16 (62%).

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". His figures show no strong trend, although four of his six games not involving the big six have had no more than three yellow cards.

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Burnley's 1-0 defeat to Swansea City extended their winless run to 10 matches in the top flight, an unwanted streak that stretches all the way back to a victory over Stoke City in mid-December.

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