In a season that is currently seeing last season’s relegation-threatened team Leicester City look more like title contenders, and is seeing last season’s champions Chelsea look more like relegation candidates, everything has been pretty much unexpected.
The same could be said about the Swans, their 8th-placed record breaking season seeming like a distant memory, as fans look more to the threat of relegation, with Swansea lying just four points above the relegation zone.
Swansea do look to be fighting back under new manager Francesco Guidolin though, he hasn’t lost a game yet, however he has only picked up five points out of nine that were up for grabs, and all of those dropped points have come due to set pieces – something which the Italian has said Swansea need to improve on.
Jack Cork has told the South Wales Evening Post about this season, and his thoughts on it.
You cannot guess any result in the league this year, it’s been crazy. I’ve never been involved in a league like this. Leicester are five points clear at the top now, it’s unbelievable.
You see Watford flying, Bournemouth have done well. Norwich had a couple of good results, although they’ve dropped off a little bit now.
You can’t call this league now as so much money is being spent that the lower teams have got a great chance against the bigger teams.
Swansea play Southampton this weekend, a team that has grabbed 13 points out of a possible 15 in their last five games, and goalkeeper Fraser Forster has not conceded anything in those five games after returning from injury. It’ll be interesting to see if Alberto Paloschi, Andre Ayew or the in-form Gylfi Sigurdsson can get past the Saints’ keeper at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.