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3 things we clearly learnt about Swansea City after their 4-0 loss to Bournemouth

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Swansea City were unable to build upon their recent victory over Coventry City as they suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of AFC Bournemouth on Saturday.

Despite having 60% of the ball during this particular fixture, the Jacks were unable to break down a resilient Cherries side who have now kept 10 clean-sheets in the Championship.

Dominic Solanke opened the scoring for Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium and added a second for his side following the break.

Jaidon Anthony then netted a brace as the Cherries secured an eye-catching victory in-front of their own supporters.

As a result of this particular setback, Swansea dropped to 12th in the Championship standings.

Here, we have decided to take a look at THREE things we clearly learnt about the Jacks after their 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth…

Swansea will need to step up to the mark in a defensive sense if they are to achieve success at this level 

Whilst Swansea have demonstrated some signs of promise in a defensive sense this season, they were relatively poor against Bournemouth.

The Jacks could have prevented Solanke’s opener by holding their defensive line whilst Bournemouth’s third goal came as a result of a failure to play out from the back.

If Russell Martin’s side are to achieve a relative amount of success at this level in the coming months, they will need to step up to the mark defensively as Saturday’s performance left a lot to be desired.

The Jacks have to improve their consistency away from home in the Championship

Swansea’s inconsistent away form in the second-tier continued last weekend as they suffered their fifth defeat on the travels of the 2021/22 campaign.

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The Jacks would have been hoping that their recent victory over Coventry would have been a turning point in their season.

However, they were unable to prevent Bournemouth from sealing a handsome victory at the Vitality Stadium.

If the Welsh side cannot find a solution to their poor away form, they may struggle to force their way into contention for a top-six finish next year.

Martin must stick by his style of play despite this heavy defeat

Although Swansea’s decision to play a possession-based style of football was unsuccessful on Saturday, Martin should stick by this particular tactical approach in the club’s upcoming games.

The Jacks are likely to achieve more success against other sides in the Championship by utilising this system as Bournemouth are expected to challenge for the title this season under the guidance of manager Scott Parker.

By getting back on track by beating Blackpool later this month, Swansea could use the momentum gained from this result to push on in the Championship over the Christmas period.


Freelance writer for Football League World. Previously worked for 90min & GiveMeSport.

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