How Swansea could unleash Ayew on West Ham United

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The Swans boss talks about his plans for Saturday's league tie against the Hammers

Swansea City manager Paul Clement is considering deploying Jordan Ayew behind the top two when the Swans face West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday.

Tammy Abraham arrived early at the Liberty Stadium during the summer transfer window but the late signing of Wilfried Bony means Clement is still trying to find the best positions to fix all three forwards in his starting XI. 

Against Watford last weekend, the coach moved the Ghanaian to just behind Bony and Abraham following a stale first half performance.

“Our best football in that game came with Abraham and Bony up front and Jordan in behind,” Clement told pressmen on Thursday.

“That’s an option I am thinking about for this weekend.

“Hopefully, as we are away from home and West Ham will want to win the game, we will find a bit more space to do the things we want to do.

“We need to be better going forward and we are working at that, but it’s still early days in the season.

“I think the fact that there were so many ins and outs in the summer has had an impact on us [in attacking terms], but the more we train together and play together, the better we will get.”

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Ayew joined Swansea from Aston Villa in January, scoring once as the Jack Army finished 15th last season.

From six games so far this campaign, the 26-year-old has equaled last term's tally for Clement's outfit as he netted in a 2-0 triumph at Crystal Palace last month.

 

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