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.”

Subscribe to the BBC Sport newsletter to get our pick of news, features and video sent to your inbox.


No comments yet

Leave a Reply