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Carlos Carvalhal is grateful for a kinder run of fixtures as he attempts to secure Swansea's Premier League survival.

Swansea's six-game winless streak has put them back in real danger of relegation, just as they looked like clawing themselves to safety after the stunning impact Carvalhal made following his arrival at the end of 2017.

As well as draws against Huddersfield, Everton and West Brom, Swansea have lost to , Manchester City and Chelsea in that sequence - and Carvalhal suggested it was 'normal' to lose those games against Premier League giants.

Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal is grateful for a kinder run of games as he bids to beat the drop

Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal is grateful for a kinder run of games as he bids to beat the drop

But the Portuguese insists Swansea are now ready to complete their survival mission ahead of Saturday's trip to Bournemouth and final home games against relegation rivals Southampton and Stoke.

'The teams we lose against - United, City and Chelsea - are the strongest teams of the competition,' Carvalhal said.

'If the calendar puts us against the strongest teams in this path it is normal that we don't win these last games.

The Swans play Bournemouth on Saturday before they face Southampton and Stoke

The Swans play Bournemouth on Saturday before they face Southampton and Stoke

Eddie Howe's side have all-but secured safety despite losing three consecutive games

Eddie Howe's side have all-but secured safety despite losing three consecutive games

'But the performance against Chelsea (Swansea lost 1-0 at

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