Post-Match Analysis: Swansea City (H)

Post-Match Analysis: Swansea City (H)
January 21, 2017 Daniel Rhodes

By Daniel Rhodes.

The only positive we can take from this match is that we now know our kryptonite lies somewhere within the Liberty Stadium, and we need to send in covert spies to find and destroy it. Dan Kennett yesterday tweeted that we’ve conceded 5.1 xG against Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City, Man Utd, Spurs and Everton this season, in total. We’ve conceded 4.0 xG against Swansea alone.

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In the first half we controlled the game, but created very little (zero shots on target for either side) and no big chances created either. In the second, our defensive structure went to pieces, and although Firmino managed to score twice with excellent finishing, we only created one big chance to Swansea’s three.