Swansea City fell to yet another defeat on the weekend as they were beaten 1-0 at Carrow Road by newly promoted Norwich City.
Swansea’s defeat in Norfolk was their fifth loss in eight league games, a run that has seen them slip down to 14th place in the Barclays Premier League table.
Garry Monk’s side were tipped by many to better their record-breaking season of last year, however, results and performances have been shocking of late and disregarding the first four games of the season, Swansea have looked average at best.
When you compare Swansea’s form to the likes of Southampton, West Ham United and Leicester City’s – currently, they are nowhere near these clubs in terms of the quality of football being played and the results on the pitch.
The Swans were tipped to finish above, or at least on par, with those trio of clubs. But Swansea sit seven points off the Saints, eight behind the Hammers and a staggering 12 points adrift of the Foxes.
We take a look into why the Swans have struggled so much in recent weeks – and why their Premier League rivals are far superior to them at present.