It has been a turbulent season for Swansea, with three permanent managers plus a caretaker spell from Alan Curtis, yet, with three games to go, they still have every chance of escaping relegation to the Championship.
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Paul Clement’s arrival did see an upturn in form and results but a run of just one point from six games before last weekend’s victory over Stoke saw the Liberty Stadium side plunged back into serious trouble.
On the back of that all important victory over Stoke City, last Sunday’s draw at Old Trafford has given Clement’s men a renewed sense of hope.
With Sunderland having been already relegated and Middlesbrough, seemingly set to fall into the second tier sooner rather than later, it does seem as though it is a straight shoot-out between the Swans and Tigers.
It is all down to the last three games of the season for both clubs to secure their Premier League survival and a glance at the fixtures proves how tight it will be.
Next up for Swansea is a home clash with Everton that looks like a must-win encounter while they will also need points from the trip to Wearside to face a Black Cats side who will already be planning for Championship football.
There has been plenty of final-day drama over the years and this campaign may well go down to the wire as well, with Swansea set to host West Brom on Sunday, May 21.
Should they need to beat the Baggies then the signs are good as Tony Pulis’ charges have seemingly had their sandals on since passing the 40-point mark.
But what of Hull? They an two points ahead, albeit with an inferior goal difference, but it will be the Yorkshire club’s home form that keeps them in the division should they win their private battle with Swansea.
9 wins and 7 draws at the KCOM have been the mainstay of their points this term and they still have to play Sunderland on their own turf.
That looks like a banker but it will be a stiffer task when Tottenham come calling on the final day of the season.
Spurs could still be in with chance of winning the title and will be up for the clash, therefore Marco Silva’s men might have to buck the trend and win away from home before their final game if they are to fend off Swansea’s charge.
Saturday will see them host Sunderland while they square off with Sam Allardyce’s resurgent Crustal Palace at Selhurst Park on May 14 – a much tougher fixture than it would have been a few months ago.
Both Clement and Silva have stated they are confident of survival but one set of fans will end up in tears at the end of May.
The respective run-ins look fairly even and so it will all be down to which group of players can hold their nerve the best and deliver the goods when under pressure.