Swansea City v Bournemouth preview: Tammy Abraham an injury doubt
Last Updated: 25/11/17 1:54pm
Swansea could be without top scorer Tammy Abraham as they look for a much-needed win against Bournemouth on Saturday.
The Swans are on a four-game losing streak in the Premier League and are two points adrift of safety.
They have also only won once at home this season, and might be without Abraham after he suffered a back spasm in the 2-0 defeat at Burnley last weekend.
"Tammy has not trained yet and we will have to see how he responds to the treatment he has had today and whether he trains tomorrow," said manager Paul Clement on Thursday.
"He is a doubt - I would say he's 50-50 for Bournemouth with only one training session left before the game."
Clement also said Swansea's owners remain supportive of his work, despite the poor start to the season.
Bournemouth's form has improved in recent weeks, with three wins from their last four games seeing them climb the table.
Callum Wilson looks likely to lead the line again for the Cherries after netting a hat-trick against Huddersfield last time out.
Abraham is a major doubt for Swansea and they will wait to see how he responds to treatment before making a decision on his involvement.
Wilfried Bony stands by to make his first start since the end of September, while player-coach Leon Britton has a niggling groin injury.
Bournemouth will be without Junior Stanislas (groin) and Jermain Defoe (calf) while Simon Francis is suspended following his dismissal against Huddersfield.
Defenders Brad Smith (hip) and Tyrone Mings (back) continue their rehabilitation.
Swansea are winless in their last three home league games against Bournemouth (D1 L2), since a 4-2 victory in League One in November 2006.
Indeed, the Cherries are unbeaten in their four Premier League encounters with the Swans, winning the last three in a row (D1).
Bournemouth have scored at least twice in seven of their last eight league encounters against Swansea, including each of the last four in Wales.
Bournemouth have allowed their opponents 19 shots in the six-yard box this season in the Premier League; more than any other side.
You don't want to be playing Bournemouth at the moment. They've improved massively, and they slaughtered Huddersfield, even with 10 men for a lot of the game.
Swansea have got to come out and play, they have to, and I think Bournemouth will pick them off. More pressure on Paul Clement.
PAUL PREDICTS: 0-2 (11/1 with Sky Bet)
Bournemouth are Sky Bet's marginal favourites for the victory at 13/8 to Swansea's price of 17/10, while the draw is a 11/5 chance. Tammy Abraham heads the first goalscorer betting at 4/1 followed by Callum Wilson at 9/2, who is 66/1 for another hat-trick.
Swansea v Bournemouth is included in this weekend's Super 6, with £250,000 up for grabs for predicting six correct scores.