Bafetimbi Gomis and André Ayew: Swansea's dynamic duo

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It's fair to say that Swansea City manager Garry Monk has been going to bed with a smile on his face as of late, with his side having collected eight points from an unbeaten opening four games.

Football is a team sport, of course, but of the current crop of players Monk has two particular players to thank - Bafetimbi Gomis and new recruit André Ayew. 

The pair have led Swansea in attack this season, sharing all seven of the Welsh club's goals in the Barclays Premier League so far.


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Gomis, despite a touch-and-go start to his Swans career, has successfully proven that some clubs don't need to spend big money to find replacements for departed key players, referring to the departure of Wilfried Bony to Manchester City.

The Frenchman striker scored in each of Swansea's first-three games and carried that form on to his team's home clash against Manchester United, where he scored the winning goal in a 2-1 victory, taking his overall tally to nine goals in his last ten Premier League appearances.

Meanwhile, his team-mate and summer signing Ayew has enjoyed an equally emphatic start to life in the Premier League. A new signing that works out well will delight any manager and Ayew has certainly lived up to that, with his impressive debut against Chelsea, in which he scored in their 2-2 draw at home to the champions, a significant sign of what was to come it seems.

The Ghanaian went on to score in Swansea's next game - a 2-0 home win against Newcastle United - and then most recently against Manchester United where he also provided a world-class assist with the outside of his foot for Gomis to put Swansea in front.

The win against Louis van Gaal's men was the third successive one for Swansea under Monk and it came thanks to a duo that is proving to be all-the-more formidable with each game.

Monk will be hoping that nothing changes after the international break and that the pair can continue their scintillating form for Swansea, though for now, Swans fans can go into the break ecstatic with their sides start to the season.

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