After scoring five goals in six matches, the Icelandic international – and a key player for Swansea City – Gylfi Sigurdsson has been the subject of much praise recently.

These goals have contributed to the Welsh side’s four match unbeaten run which has consisted of two victories and two draws. Although new signing Alberto Paloschi seems like a good striker, it is clear that Swansea City simply haven’t scored nearly enough goals this season.

The new manager, Francesco Guidolin said this about his attacking midfielder:

“I am happy for Gylfi that he scored again against Crystal Palace, but I am not surprised”.

“I think Gylfi could score 15 goals in a season because he has quality and he has intelligence”.

If Swansea City are to avoid the drop this season, which recent form has suggested they have a good chance, then Gylfi scoring goals, and providing assists for players such as Andre Ayew and Alberto Paloschi will perhaps be key.

The Icelandic international himself is also extremely happy with his recent form.

“It took a while for me to get going with goals (this season), but I’ve really hit some scoring form”.

“I felt confident taking the free-kick (against Palace) and I got a clean connection, which I was happy with.

There is a feel-good factor at the Liberty Stadium, and with an upcoming fixture at home against Southampton, before difficult matches against Tottenham and Arsenal, perhaps the Welsh side will need the three points on Saturday.

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The month of March will see Swansea face Norwich, Bournemouth and Aston Villa in a triumvirate of crucial matches. If Gylfi can play a part in getting positive results in all three, it will look ever more likely that the Welsh side will stay in the Premier League.