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Swansea’s Borja unlikely to face Chelsea

8 Sep

Borja Baston

Swansea striker Borja Baston is a former Spain youth international

Swansea City record signing Borja Baston is unlikely to be ready to start against Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday.

The the £15m Spanish striker has yet to make his debut for the club because of a thigh injury and manager Francesco Guidolin says the 23-year-old is still getting up to speed.

“Borja has to go slow for two, three days,” Italian Guidolin said.

“He’s not injured, but he has to go slow.

Guidolin added: “I hope to have him available for the bench for Sunday, but I’m not sure at the moment.”

The Swans boss also suggested 22-year-old defender Alfie Mawson is close to making his first-team bow after joining from Barnsley.

“He is a young player, but I like him and I think he is almost ready to play in the Premier League,” said Guidolin.

“I think he will be a good surprise for our fans, for our club.”

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