Preview: Bournemouth v Swansea City

Bournemouth will look to extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League to three games when they host relegation-threatened Swansea at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

Eddie Howe's side occupy 14th spot in the table with 30 points collected from their 28 matches played this season.

They recorded a 3-2 victory against West Ham in their most recent encounter, courtesy of Joshua King's hat-trick. Prior to that the Cherries held Manchester United to a hard-fought 1-1 draw.

Howe alluded to the arrival and subsequent impact of Paul Clement at Liberty Stadium and admitted the Swans have become 'hard to beat.'

"It wasn't so long ago that we played them but they're a very different team now," he said in the pre-match press conference.

"They have the same individuals but they're shaped differently. They're compact, organised, hard to beat and the results have shown that."

The Welsh club languish in 16th position and are only three points clear of the relegation zone, but they will be buoyed by their form guide under Clement, which has seen them garner 12 points in his nine games in charge – almost half of their total points.

The Swans have picked up two wins in their last five league outings, with a 2-1 loss to Hull their most recent result. However, they boast a dismal away record – losing their last three matches on the road against Manchester City, Chelsea and Hull. 

Clement refused to accept claims that complacency has crept into his team following their recent good run of form.

"I don't sense that at all. The players are very focused and are working hard – we just didn't deliver at Hull. That can happen," he told the press.

"But that's gone now. We have worked on improving where we need to and now we look forward to the next game."

Harry Arter and Junior Stanislas will undergo late fitness tests to decide their availability for the hosts, while Callum Wilson, Adam Federici and Rhoys Wiggins all remain long-term absentees through injury.

Tyrone Mings will not feature as he serves the second of his five-game ban.

Swans defender Angel Rangel has been ruled out for the season with a metatarsal injury, while left-back Martin Olsson will not feature due to an ankle injury.

Fernando Llorente is expected to start for the visitors after recovering from a dead leg.

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