Swansea City manager Graham Potter has received criticism recently following last weekend’s defeat at Hull City – with his and the team’s game management coming under scrutiny but should there still be some finger-pointing at the boss after another defeat?
The Swans did dominate at Hull but didn’t create a large number of clear-cut chances. The criticism was more about how we lost control of the game after a dominant opening half hour and allowed the opposition back into the game so easily.
The loss at Aston Villa was down to missed chances and ‘big chances’. Three of them and a failure to score a goal including one from a penalty.
3 big chances created
3 big chances missed
58% possession, 19 shots, 5 on target, 0 goals.
— Swans Analytics (@SwansAnalytics) December 26, 2018
Graham Potter prepares the team and instructs the tactics and so on but at the end of the day, the players need to finish off these chances.
Players need to take responsibility . Potter can’t do anything about 3 clear cut chances being missed. https://t.co/0Cwmz8istK
— Jack???????????????????????????? (@SCFC_Jacck) December 26, 2018
But apparently it’s all Potters fault LMAOOOO https://t.co/LVZGHhK6bG
— ً (@WayneRouts) December 26, 2018
To Potter’s credit, he changed things up personnel and formation wise for the tough visit of Aston Villa. Ditching a 4-2-3-1 for a 4-3-3, adding some extra midfield cover to maintain Villa and made 6 changes from the Hull defeat. It worked well in the first half, Villa created little in terms of clear cut chances and it forced Aston Villa to move their wingers inside to avoid us having a strong numerical advantage in the middle.