With Stoke city already relegated last weekend and fellow strugglers West Brom needing an improbable series of events to stay up, the battle for the final relegation spot comes to a head when Southampton travel to Swansea on Tuesday night.
The two sides, who sit either side of the dotted line, are separated only by Southampton’s superior goal difference after a late Everton equaliser robbed the Saints of a precious two-point gap on Saturday evening.
Both sides have changed manager this season and after Carlos Carvalhal looked as if he could well have saved the Swans, the wheels have somewhat fallen off their survival push, But at the end of the day, Swansea could win this game and stay up because of their goal difference, with them having not been smashed by other team
Since replacing Mauricio Pellegrino at St Mary’s, Mark Hughes has had his fair share of problems to solve. From changing room bust-ups to reports of a fractured squad. If Southampton draw, they are
Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal has a near full-strength side available, with Kyle Bartley the only absentee.
Mark Hughes will be without the suspended Maya Yoshida, while Mario Lemina is a doubt having come off with a hamstring problem at Everton.
Swansea starting XI: Fabianski, van der Hoorn, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Dyer, Ki, Carroll, Roberts, Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew
Southampton starting XI: McCarthy, Bednerak, Stephens, Hoedt, Cedric, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Bertrand, Tadic, Redmond, Austin
Swansea host the Saints at the Liberty Stadium with kick-off scheduled of 7.45pm on Tuesday, May 8.