With Jordan Ayew still serving a ban, Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal will have to choose between Tammy Abraham and Andre Ayew to lead the line at Manchester United on Saturday.
Of course, the other alternative is that Carvalhal starts them both but having adopted a 5-4-1 system consistently recently, I would expect him to make a choice of starting just one of the two.
The rest of the team pretty much picks itself when injuries and suspensions don’t get in the way.
Fabianski behind a back five of Naughton, van der Hoorn, Fernandez, Mawson and Olsson.
In midfield, Clucas and Dyer wide with Andy King and Ki Sung Yueng in the middle.
Then the main decision comes up top. I’m guessing that Andre Ayew will get the nod ahead of Abraham. I just think Ayew has that extra strength and hold up ability that Abraham has lacked all season. The young Chelsea loanee doesn’t look the lone-striker type right now, with a first-touch that needs improving and his inability to hold the ball up consistently and bring team-mates into play.
For me, Abraham has been disappointing this season. He came with plenty of potential, but has failed to live up to it. It would be unfair to say that that’s all down to the player. It wasn’t the best start for him playing in a team under Paul Clement that severely lacked attacking creativity. He also had a spell out with injury but then again, he hasn’t been able to get back up to speed like some of the other players have when Carlos Carvalhal arrived.
Jordan Ayew’s suspension is his big chance now but then again, he didn’t really impress earlier in the FA Cup games, even against lesser opposition (prior to our defeat against Spurs).
On Twitter recently I asked our followers if they’d want to see us loan Abraham again next season if we were given the option. It’s a no from me personally and it seemed that not many disagreed.
If we could, would you have him back on loan again next season? A no from me… https://t.co/nZqby3WYfd
? Vital Swansea #BackToJack (@VitalSwansea) March 27, 2018
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