Newcastle vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Six games remain for Newcastle United to make an unlikely escape from relegation, and the first sees them take on a Swansea City side to whom they have lost in six of their last seven Premier League meetings. Performances such as the one which saw them surrender at Southampton last weekend are only serving to reinforce the feeling that Newcastle will be losing their top-flight status at the end of the season, and with a bit of a whimper. Half-hearted and lightweight defending contributed to the concession of three goals,…

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Sunderland vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Two sides which have experienced contrasting fortunes in the opening two weeks of the new¬†Premier League season meet on Wearside as struggling Sunderland take on soaring Swansea City. The Black Cats have been so woeful in defeats to Leicester City and Norwich City that Head Coach Dick Advocaat called an emergency meeting with his players on Sunday, evidently concerned that the team have allowed a pre-season malaise to continue into their competitive outings. The Dutchman is very aware that if it carries on for much longer, the club would be…

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