Date: 21st November 2015 at 8:57am
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Two out of form sides meet in South Wales as Swansea welcome Bournemouth to the Liberty Stadium.

After a great start to the season, the Swans have hit a rough patch, winning just one of their last eight league matches.

Their poor form fuelled rumours that boss Garry Monk was set to be sacked, but chairman Huw Jenkins has stuck with the man who has impressed so many since taking the job on a permanent basis in May 2014.

With Bournemouth having won just one of their last nine league games, Monk will see the first top flight encounter between the two sides as a perfect opportunity to ease the pressure and secure a first home victory since beating Manchester United in August.

The Cherries have played some great football in their poor run of results, but ever since losing top scorer Callum Wilson to injury they have struggled to find the net.

This was evident in their last outing against Newcastle, where they dominated the game when it came to possession and shots but ended up on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline.

A fourth defeat on the trot, Eddie Howe’s side slipped into the bottom-three following their clash with the Magpies and are two points from safety.

Team News:

Andre Ayew, Ki Sung-yueng and Jefferson Montero will be assessed by Monk following long international trips.

For the visitors, Glenn Murray and Marc Pugh are expected to return from injury.

League Position: Swansea – 14th (13 pts); Bournemouth – 18th (8 pts)
Last Meeting: Swansea 1-2 Bournemouth – April 5th, 2008
Key Players: Swansea – Bafétimbi Gomis; Bournemouth – Glenn Murray
Form: Swansea – LDLWLL; Bournemouth – LDLLLL
Shoot Says: Swansea 1-0 Bournemouth

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