Great news on FA Cup day that Swans and council have signed a lease that gives control of the Liberty to Swans and an income for Swansea Council. Plus 3G pitches for children paid for by the Swans. Now, for Sheffield Wednesday...... pic.twitter.com/fLfhQ6l2fd
Brighton (A) West Ham (H) Huddersfield (A) Southampton (H) Man Utd (A) West Brom (A) Everton (H) Man City (A) Chelsea (H) Bournemouth (A) Stoke (H)
Two trips to Manchester aside, it's not the worst run in we could have been stuck with. That final day against Stoke could be tasty if we're both still in the mix, although there are enough opportunities in there to pick up the points we need to be safe long before then.
Clement's comments in the article below certainly add fuel to the "Bony's return" fire for me. It was noticeable how much our inability to keep the ball in the final third restricted our attacking play and increased Utd's ability to pressurise our midfield and defence.
I'd question just how much Ayew is going to be able to battle against defenders six inches taller, but if Abraham is going to learn how to do it then there's few better to have around. No reason why Llorente can't stick around too.
Seems to be building a bit of a name for himself since he left us. Don't know what kind of reputation he had when he was here but if he is behind the signings of Wanyama and Van Dijk that's impressive.
The kind of points he raises about Chelsea probably also apply to us to a certain extent. Certainly being involved in relegation battles for much of the last two seasons as well has made it harder to give untried players more than a substitute appearance or two.
Will go a long way towards deciding where we'll be playing our football next season.
Leicester (H) Chelsea (A) Burnley (H) Hull City (A) Bournemouth (A) Middlesbrough (H)
With the exception of Chelsea they're all games against teams we should be reasonably optimistic of getting at least a point and preferably three from.
After the 'Boro game the fixtures ramp up a bit with Spurs & Stoke at home and trips to West Ham, Watford and Old Trafford to come in April. We really could do with a bit of a gap on the rest before then.