Date: 18th September 2016 at 11:48am
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Southampton will be aiming for their first Premier League win of the season on Sunday when they entertain Swansea City at St Mary’s.

Both sides have stuttered so far this season, with the Saints currently in the bottom three on two points and the Swans’ 13th on four points.

Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin lost several key players during the summer but following a strong performance during their 2-2 draw against Chelsea last weekend, he’ll be keen to push on and climb the table.

Southampton boss Claude Puel is likely to recall a host of names to his starting XI for the visit of Swansea after resting them for their Europa League victory over Sparta Prague in midweek.

Although, striker Jay Rodriguez will need to be assessed following an injury picked up in that match.

screen-shot-2016-09-18-at-11-46-10Swansea winger Nathan Dyer has been ruled out of for two months with an ankle injury.

While the Swans record signing Borja Baston may feature for the first time this season. The Spaniard has struggled with a thigh injury since joining from Atletico Madrid in the summer.

The Saints have lost only once in their last eight previous meetings with Swansea (W5,D2).

Southampton’s backline haven’t kept a clean sheet in the league for 16 games, this is currently the longest streak of any Premier League side.

While the Welsh side have failed to score in five of their last seven League meetings against Southampton.

Swansea face a tough schedule, following this match they face home fixtures against Manchester City and Liverpool and a trip to the Emirates to take on Arsenal.

Puel’s men will start the game as slight favourites due to home advantage but this is the first time the Saints have been involved in the Europa League and Swansea will look to pounce on any tiredness or fatigue.

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