Published: Sun, April 16, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

Clement expects either Swansea or Hull to be relegated

Clement expects either Swansea or Hull to be relegated

The Hornets won their last game at Vicarage Road against the Swans, courtesy of Odion Ighalo's second-half strike in a 1-0 win last season - their first victory back in the Premier League, and despite Valon Behrami's red card.

Paul Clement has urged his Swansea City side to play without fear of relegation and focus on delivering a big performance in their vital clash with Watford on Saturday.

Despite improving upon their lacklustre display at West Ham last week, however, Paul Clement's men were ultimately unable to avoid a sixth successive away defeat and their 13th on the road this season.

Their sole consolation from another tough away afternoon came in the form of 17th-placed Hull City also losing, beaten 3-1 at Stoke City.

As Watford poured forward they were nearly caught out from a pacey Swansea counterattack, although Ki Sung-yueng could only shoot straight at Gomes at the end of the move.

Fernández fouled M'Baye Niang on the edge of the Swansea box but the Milan loanee could only drill the resulting free-kick straight at Lukasz Fabianski.

There was very little the Swansea goalkeeper could do about Watford's opener just before the break, however. He caught Mawson napping in possession, robbing the Swansea defender before turning home at the second attempt.

- Watford have kept three consecutive clean sheets on home soil in the Premier League for the first time since September 2015.

The 32 year-old Spaniard has 11 goals in 27 appearances for the Swans this season, and it could be his goals that keep Swansea in the Premier League come the end of the season - if he's fit its imperative he starts.

Its vital Sigurdsson plays in that number 10 role, where he has been so effective all season - the Icelandic worldwide has eight goals and 11 assists in 32 Premier League games so far this season, and if he is to add to that total its essential he plays in that attacking midfield role where he is able to dictate play.

"It's about putting it together on match day, starting at Watford this weekend".

"With five games to go we are more than likely going to need to win three of those, and who will know if even that will be enough".

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