Swansea City 2017/18

Last season was one to forget for Swansea.

The Welsh club have been a very welcome addition to the Premier League since winning promotion from the Championship in 2011. The way that they go about their business both on and off the pitch makes them a very popular club but they certainly got things wrong during the last campaign.

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Francesco Guidolin was quickly ushered out the door early on in the season to be replaced by Bob Bradley. The American arrived in South Wales without the sort of CV you’d expect from a Premier League manager and his disastrous time at the club lasted just 85 days.

At that point, Swansea were certainties for the drop but Paul Clement came in and turned things around brilliantly. Having kept them up, Clement is now targeting bigger and better things but he may be faced with another battle for survival.

The Swans are faced with losing their most important player, Gylfi Sigurdsson, and have to work very hard for every signing so will be short of quality come the start of the season.

There is no doubt that Clement is a very talented coach who can get the best out of his players but he’ll need to be at his very best throughout the season to ensure that the Swans’ extended stay in the top flight is not finally brought to an end.

Squad List

  • Lukasz Fabianski
  • Kristoffer Nordfeldt
  • Mark Birighitti
  • Mike van der Hoorn
  • Kyle Bartley
  • Alfie Mawson
  • Martin Olsson
  • Angel Rangel
  • Kyle Naughton
  • Federico Fernandez
  • Stephen Kingsley
  • Cian Harries
  • Jordi Amat
  • Sung-Yeung Ki
  • Leon Britton
  • Leroy Fer
  • Matt Grimes
  • Jefferson Montero
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • Luciano Narsingh
  • Tom Carroll
  • Roque Mesa
  • Jay Fulton
  • Alex Bray
  • Nathan Dyer
  • Wayne Routledge
  • Jordan Ayew
  • Fernando Llorente
  • Borja Gonzalez
  • Tammy Abraham
  • Oliver McBurnie

Season Predictions

This is set to be another tough season for Swansea. The quality of their competition, even towards the bottom of the Premier League, is as strong as ever while they may finish the transfer window with a weaker squad than they ended last season.

That said, you cannot put a price on the importance of Clement having a full pre-season with his players. They may not have individuals who are as talented as some of their rivals but it will be hard to match Swansea for work rate and the ability to stick with a tactical plan.

Is that going to be enough to avoid the drop? We’ll have to wait and see. What we can be sure about is that Swansea will not be the worst team in the coming Premier League season.

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