Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Paul Clement defends Fernando Llorente's sprint stats

He said: "If we stay up why wouldn't we be interested?" They've won five of seven unbeaten games stretching back to the end of December, beating Liverpool and drawing with Everton in that time (as well as beating Man Utd at the KCOM Stadium in the League Cup during that run), and the fact that they've kept only one clean sheet in that run seems not to be an issue for the Tigers.

"I know there has been frustration from the fans, but I have seen some positive signs".

Despite Watford's record of three wins from four, we're hesitant to back them when they've shipped so many goals on their travels.

Swansea has a chance to climb out of the relegation zone, as Hull City are just two points ahead of the Swans and safety, and the magnitude of the upcoming clash was not lost on Clement.

"I think we are going to need three wins and maybe another point (to survive), and we have still got to hope they falter".

'He wasn't 100 per cent at Watford.

"We do look at the stats and believe it or not that is 20 metres more than he has done in other games", Clement said.

They know what is needed, intensity in training is there.

"Results are what matter now, we're not too anxious about performances along as the points go in the bag".

Clement admits it has been hard to identify the reasons for Swansea's slide after overseeing such a dramatic turnaround at the start of his tenure.

"I'm a big admirer of John, he is one of the best that ever played, not only in that position but in general", said Bilic.

He continue "My view is that it's between us and Hull but Middlesbrough have got an important game on Monday night".

"It is a complex situation and the problems are not easy to resolve".

"You see odd results every week and you know you can't rely on other teams picking up or dropping points, it has to be about what we do".

Alfie Mawson was signed in the summer by the Swansea and has been a regular starter under Paul Clement, playing the full 90 minutes in the Swans' last 19 league games.

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