Garry Monk’s Swansea City welcome Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth to the Liberty Stadium this Saturday.
Both sides are in desperate need of a win – the Swans have won just once in eight Premier League games, and the Cherries have lost their last five matches on the bounce in all competitions.
After encouraging starts to the season, both the Swans and the Championship champions’ campaigns have tailed off drastically.
Monk’s side won two and drew two of their opening four league games, including an excellent point at Chelsea and another memorable win over Manchester United. However, just one Premier League win has followed since.
Bournemouth won two of their opening six league games, but haven’t won since. In fact, the Cherries have lost five of their last six Premier League games and are no doubt in freefall.
We take a look at the five key factors that could potentially decide Saturday’s crucial game in South Wales.