Swansea City has made a slow start to the 2021-2022 EFL Championship. The Welsh club have taken 4 points from the 5 matches played. However, the stats don’t show the same story. The Swans have made the highest number of passes this season and the accuracy of passes into the final third is quite high.
So let us have a look at some of the statistical analysis which will give us some information regarding Swansea struggles.
Swansea have scored 4 goals this season, with 1 win and a draw in the 5 matches played. The team have attempted the highest number of passes this season (2,574), even more than leaders Fulham. This is followed by the 2nd highest passing accuracy into the final third. Out of 279 passes attempted into the final third, 198 passes have been received by the Swans players. This accuracy is second best to Fulham yet the Welsh club have scored the least number of goals when compared to the other teams in top 5.
The passes into the final third have not been effective and a lesser number of chances are created with this possession. Swansea have produced the least number of attacking actions in the league. Looking at their position in this statistic we can figure out that the team has struggled to produce enough chances with the ball in their possession and so much passing into the opposition area.
This is followed by the joint least number of touches in the opposition penalty area. The Welsh club haven’t threatened the opposition that much with only 53 touches in the opposition box. The team do not want to lose possession in the opposition half but this has created a smaller number of chances.
Swansea players have also been poor in recovering balls in the opposition half as compared to other teams in the division. Once they lose the ball, they haven’t managed to recover that ball easily or they are unable to do so. Other than that, the recoveries have been lesser in number.
All the possession and passes into the opposition half have just resulted in 32 attempts on goal by the Swansea players. This is the lowest in the Championship and the team has struggled to produce chances.
Swansea City hasn’t been able to produce magic with the ball. They have played a lot in the opposition area but less threat has been created.