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Are Tammy Abraham and Jordan Ayew the perfect pairing for Swansea City?

08:48 EAT 28/08/2017
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Both forwards were on target again on Saturday, does this point towards an effective partnership?

Tammy Abraham and Jordan Ayew got their names on the scoresheet as Swansea City claimed an impressive 2-0 win at Crystal Palace for their first win of the 2017/2018 Premier League season.

Both men were ineffective in their first two games against Southampton and Manchester United but came to life in the EFL Cup third round tie against MK Dons in midweek as the Welsh outfit triumphed 4-1 in Buckinghamshire. Ayew’s cross found Abraham for his first ever Swansea goal before the Ghanaian wrapped things up with a wonderful solo effort from 20 yards.

These back to back victories would certainly have thrilled Swansea boss Paul Clement as he tries to ensure they make the best possible start to the campaign and try to steer clear of a relegation which they did for much of last season.

With both Abraham and Ayew getting off the mark, will they form a solid partnership?

Abraham was sent on loan to Bristol City from Chelsea last season and the Anglo-Nigerian got his first goal for the Robins in the EFL Cup before going on to score 26 goals for the Championship outfit, earning three awards as the clubs best player for the season.

This feat made the 19-year old Chelsea loanee become highly-rated and now that he is experiencing life in the top flight, will he replicate that form in South Wales?

For Ayew, his goal at Selhurst Park was just his third for Swansea since moving from Aston Villa in January. The 25-year old Ghanaian hasn’t lit up the Premier League the way his older brother Andre has. That however doesn’t take away his brilliant qualities.

Both forwards are talented and their individual strengths could aid Swansea’s cause this term. Jordan isn’t the kind of player who can deliver goals week in week out but he does score great goals – his screamer against MK Dons an example. He is very good at opening goalscoring opportunities for his teammates - his assist for Tammy on Tuesday night another illustration.

For Abraham, he is a good finisher so he’ll be tasked with doing a lot of that – at least now that Fernando Llorente isn’t available due to injury. Breaking the duck twice in the same week will thus be a confidence booster for the youngster.

It might still be too early to know how effective Tammy Abraham and Jordan Ayew would be. Paul Clement could after all alter his tactics based on the opposition his team faces but while the Anglo-Nigerian and Ghanaian international are paired together, they will look to make the best of it.