Swansea were one of the highlights of last season, registering their highest Premier League finish of eighth, and were unlucky not to finish higher. Gylfi Sigurdsson starred as he returned to the Liberty in style, with 7 goals and 10 assists, whilst his midfield partner Ki Sung-Yueng provided 11 assists. Bafetimbi Gomis stepped up to replace the goals of Bony, finishing with ten goals in all competitions, and Gary Monk has brought in Portuguese striker Eder from Braga, who averages over a goal every four games throughout his career. Andre Ayew has also arrived, and although not an out-and-out goalscorer, the winger will bring goals to the side, as well as his high work rate. Ayew’s pace will only add to that of Nathan Dyer, Jefferson Montero and Wayne Routledge on the wings, meaning that Gomis and Eder will have no shortage of supply from the flanks as well as from the centre. Ashley Williams will be staying at Swansea, meaning that the defence that kept 13 clean sheets last season will remain intact. The Swans travel to Chelsea on the opening day, whilst hosting Man United and Everton soon after, so face a tough opening to what could be one of the most successful seasons in the club’s history.
Key Player: Gylfi Sigurdsson
One to Watch: Josh Sheehan