First Premier start on cards for Borja

Borja Baston is set for his first Premier League start for Swansea as Manchester City are the visitors for the second time this week.

Swansea: First Premier start on cards for BorjaSwansea: First Premier start on cards for Borja

Baston, who joined the Swans for a fee of £15.5million over the summer from Atletico Madrid, has seen his chances so far restricted due to injury.

But he impressed on Wednesday night as the Swans crashed out of the EFL Cup 2-1 against Pep Guardiola’s City side at the Liberty Stadium.

And Swans’ boss Franceso Guidolin could be tempted to pitch him into the starting XI once again as City are again the visitors bidding to make it seven wins from as many Premier League games this term to maintain their place at the top of the table.

Club captain Leon Britton could start after the 34-year-old also impressed in midweek, but winger Nathan Dyer has undergone surgery to remove extra bone that had grown on his ankle and is facing two months on the sidelines.

Meanwhile, Jordi Amat accepts that the struggling Swans are about to embark on a tricky sequence of games in their quest for Premier League points.

The Swans are without a win in any competition since August 23, when they knocked League One club Peterborough out of the EFL Cup.

And life is not about to get any easier, with City back at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday followed by Liverpool next weekend before they face Arsenal away.

“We know this is a difficult run with City, Liverpool and Arsenal coming up, but we cannot complain. We have to try and get points,” Spanish defender Amat said.

“The important thing is to focus on us and how we can perform.

“The game on Wednesday was better, and we are ready for these games. We know how to win these sort of games, and that is what we will try to do.”

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