Five things we learned from Swansea’s season
Swansea were unfortunately relegated from the Premier League, finishing in 18th place on 33 points.
The Welsh side spent seven years in the Premier League and established themselves as a good side, however, this season wasn’t to be for the Swans and they will be playing Championship football next season.
City started the season with Paul Clement in charge but after 18 games and sitting bottom of the league, Huw Jenkins made the decisions to sack Clement and replace him with Carlos Carvahal.
The former Sheffield Wednesday boos had a great start to life at Swansea as he pulled the club up and out of the relegation places and changed the whole mood of the club.
However, Swansea’s luck ran out with a 1-0 loss at home to Southampton which all but condemned them to the second tier.
We’ve taken a look at five things we have learnt from Swansea’s season…
They need to re-find their identity
When Swansea came up into the Premier League, they had a distinct style of play which was to keep the ball with patient build-up play.
This gained them a lot of admirers and also established them as a Premier League side.
However, in recent seasons the ‘Swansea way’ has disappeared and it is unclear as to what their current identity is.
Alfie Mawson is only going to get better
Alfie Mawson has been a shining light in a poor campaign for the Swans. the no-nonsense defender bagged himself an England call-up despite playing in a struggling team.
He is at a good age and will only improve, however, Swansea will have a difficult task trying to hold onto him this summer.
This summer is going to be very important
The Swansea board will have to start planning now for next season as the Championship is no easy feat whatsoever.
Firstly a manager will need to be appointed then will have to start to rebuild the squad ready for a long gruelling season.
They need to score more goals
Swansea really struggled this season to score goals and that was a major reason for their bad form.
The Swans only managed two goals in their last eight Premier League games which is not good enough for a side to stay up.
Star players were sorely missed and not replaced
Swansea bagged themselves £72 million pounds last summer from players sales.
When Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente left Swansea lost the majority of their goals and assists and failed to spend adequate money on replacements.
This was a major reason for their downfall.