For Black Stars captain [Andre Ayew] it will be an accomplished dream should he guide Swansea City to a Premier League return on Saturday, but in order to make his dream come true the Swans will have to first overcome the Bees at Wembley for the only spot left.
Brentford progressed to the Sky Bet Championship play-off final after beating Bournemouth. The Bees lost 0-1 in the first leg away to the Cherries before recovering to beat them 3-1 in the second leg at the Brentford Community Stadium.
Swansea City on the other hand recorded a 2-1 aggregate win against Barnsley over two legs. The Swans traveled to Oakwell to pip the Tykes 1-0 courtesy Andre Ayew’s 39th minute curler from the edge of the box, but the Swans were held to a 1-1 drawn game in the return leg at the Liberty Stadium.
Thomas Frank’s side [Brentford] finished third in the regular season with 87 points, scoring 79 goals throughout their 46 match journey. Swansea City finished the season with 80 points on fourth position and scoring 56 goals during the process.
Apart from scoring more goals than Swansea City in the course of the league, the Bees looks quite better in terms of defending as well. This is because, they conceded 42 goals and that gives them a clear upper hand over Swansea City – 39 goals.
Swansea City and Bretford played out two 1-1 draws in the 2020/21 Sky Bet Championship which makes this particular matchup very interesting to bookmark for this weekend.
Beyond the statistical masturbations, Swansea City have got the man who has an inherent capabilities of turning water into wine on the field of play in the person of Andre Ayew.
The Ghanaian attacking midfielder has posted seventeen  goals for the Swans so far and can cause a great deal of havoc to Thomas Frank and his Bees at Wembley come Saturday.
Sam Cooper’s side [Swansea] could have sealed a one-touch qualification to the Premier League if Andre Ayew had stayed fit throughout the campaign. The Swans proved extremely underwhelming in the absence of the Black Stars captain.
According to Andre Ayew, helping Swansea City to clinch a promotion slot would be very special :
“If you work hard, you get rewarded and I want to make Swansea happy. In terms of me personally, this [promotion] would be very big.
“It would be among the tops for me.”
Meanwhile, Sam Cooper believes that earning a Premier League slot means everything to the team and the City:
“It would mean everything to the city, it would mean everything to the club and everyone is aware of that.
“We talk about it at length, amongst the players and staff, and it is a massive motivation to get the job done.
“At the same time, we have to focus on the job at hand and what it takes to get it done; the performance, the mentality and winning the game.
“I can assure supporters we know exactly what it means, and it is our biggest motivation.”