Published: Tue, May 08, 2018
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Federico Fernandez returns for Swansea City at Bournemouth

Federico Fernandez returns for Swansea City at Bournemouth

The Cherries will need to be extremely unfortunate to be dragged into the bottom three with eight teams now below them in the league, but they are just six points clear of 18th placed Southampton so will still by wary of the drop. In fact, they created a good chance on the 25-minute mark when Olsson headed over Andre Ayew's fine cross to the back post.

Swansea City have given Southampton the opportunity to move out of the bottom three when they play on Saturday evening after defeat on the South Coast. With the side now 12th in the league, Bournemouth would want to finish inside the top ten again.

The blockbuster match of the weekend takes place at Stamford Bridge on Sunday when Chelsea host Liverpool aiming to keep their top four hopes alive.

It's the penultimate round of fixtures in the Premier League with a number of clubs in desperate need of points if they want to avoid relegation, while others already have their flip-flops on with one eye on the summer.

One of the two, or even better yet both, will come from the loser of Tuesday's Swansea v Southampton "thriller".

Fraser then did well to clear a Fernandez header off his goalline before a good chance for Bournemouth as Lewis Cook headed Joshua King's cross just over the crossbar. Nathan Aké was unlucky to see his snap-shot saved but the resulting corner was powered home from close range by King for his 4th goal in 8 games.

Instead, West Brom now have 11 points in the five games since Moore took over - a run of three wins and two draws.

With a game against Southampton themselves coming up, not losing would go a long way in heading into the game against the Saints with some momentum.

With things pretty much decided towards the top of the Premier League, the main interest is at the bottom end of the table. The Norweign striker has three goals in his last five games, giving him seven goals this season.

"When I arrived, if I said in that moment that we would have two games to finish to stay in the Premier League, nobody would have believed me because of the really bad position we were in".

Despite being pegged back on the day, Redmond emphasized it's the support from fans that will get them over the line in their quest for Premier League survival.

Swansea will be desperate for a result to help them in their struggle against relegation, and will likely field an attacking team as a draw does nothing for the Welsh club.

Like this: