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Swansea boss Carvalhal reluctant to set survival points target

Swansea City boss Carlos Carvalhal is reluctant to set a points target for Premier League safety.

Swansea have taken 14 points from 21 since Carvalhal was appointed at the end of December.

It is a run which lifted them off the foot of the Premier League, one point above the bottom three and to within one point and two places of Brighton.

Swansea have 27 points from as many games but Carvalhal refuses to set a safety target, shunning statistics in his own unique way.

"I don't do these kind of accounts," Carvalhal said.

"You can say 40, but you don't know if it will be 38, 44 or 46.

"Statistics are based on last year, two years ago or three years ago.

"But if you and I go to a picnic and we take one chicken and I eat it all, statistically you have eaten half a chicken!"

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