Paul Clement

Paul Clement admits he is considering a Tammy Abraham and Wilfried Bony partnership

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Paul Clement says he is considering starting both Wilfried Bony and Tammy Abraham against Stoke City this weekend.

The two strikers have only briefly been paired together in one game so far this season with Clement largely opting for one or the other.

However, Swansea find themselves in desperate circumstances with no win in seven following Wednesday’s defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Tammy Abraham has netted five times in 16 appearances in his first real taste of the Premier League, with Swansea City. Though, he was ineligible to play against Chelsea during the week.

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Meanwhile Wilfried Bony hasn’t quite had the desired impact since returning to the club late on deadline day. Bony is yet to score in eight appearances for the Swans this time around.

Despite the tricky start for the Ivorian, there have been calls from supporters for he and Abraham to start together, with the Chelsea youngster struggling as a lone striker, at times.

And Paul Clement has responded by admitting he is considering the partnership, he revealed on the club’s website: “I will consider that (Bony-Abraham partnership) for Stoke.”

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“Tammy is going to be fresh, while I want to see how Wilfried is after playing 90 minutes twice in a week, because that is something he hasn’t done for a long time.

“It wouldn’t be right to judge their partnership on one half at West Ham when Wilfried clearly had a few problems.

“When you are not creating that much, you have to think about getting your best attacking players on the pitch, so it’s something I am considering.”

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Saturday serves up another tough challenge for Swansea who must go to one of the toughest away grounds in the Premier League and take at least a point to ease pressure surrounding the club.

The Swans are already three points from safety and locked with Crystal Palace at the bottom of the Premier League.

And while Stoke won’t make it easy for the Swans, Paul Clement is hoping the possible change of tactics will provide a change in fortunes.

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“If I choose to go with them both, hopefully Tammy will benefit from playing up front with a player who is powerful and experienced,” added Clement.

“There would not be so much responsibility on him to try to get the rest of the team up the pitch. He can play around Wilf and use his pace to get in behind.”

“I will consider maybe a couple of things to freshen us up, particularly when it comes to players who have not played regular games.”