Build-Up To The New Season – Swansea

Team: Swansea City

Nickname: The Swans

Founded: 1912

Manager: Paul Clement

Stadium Name: Liberty Stadium

Stadium Capacity: 21,088

Major Honours: (3) Third Division, (1) Fourth Division, (1) League Cup, (2) Football League Trophy, (10) Welsh Cup

Main Rivals: Cardiff, Bristol Rovers, Bristol City, Newport County

Biggest Win v Brighton: 4-2 (April 1959)

Biggest Defeat v Brighton: 4-1 (November 1923, April 1994)

Last Meeting: Swansea 3-0 Brighton (11/8/09)

When Do They Play Brighton: Saturday 4th November (Liberty Stadium), Saturday 24th February (AMEX Stadium)

 

Players To Watch:

Goalkeeper: Lukasz Fabianski

Defender: Alfie Mawson

Midfielder: Gylfi Sigurdsson

Striker: Tammy Abraham

 

It was a tough season to be a Swans fan last year, spending much of the season in or just above the relegation places, and only a end of season miracle kept them up. After winning their first game away at Burnley, they then went 11 games without a win, before the goalfest against Crystal Palace where they won 5-4. They had credible wins midway through the season against Liverpool, Leicester and Southampton but defeats to the likes of Hull, Watford, Bournmouth and Middlesbrough were hindering their relegation survival, until the final 5 games where they secured 13 points which included wins against Everton and Stoke as well as a draw away at Man United, meaning they survived by 7 points, after Hull had lost 5 of their last 7 games. This season looks to be very different indeed with a decent manager in charge, the Swans could be back up the table in no time.

 

Last Season’s Finish: 15th

Predicted Finish 12th

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