Stats support Nathan Dyer's claims that Swansea are not stuck in a rut

Nathan Dyer refutes any suggestion that Swansea City are in a 'slump', and Opta statistics appear to support his claim.

Nathan Dyer has been speaking to Swansea City’s official website and refuted any suggestion that the side are in a ‘slump’.

He concedes that results have not been the best since Christmas, with their last Premier League victory secured on Boxing Day.

Since then, four top-flight outings have delivered just two points.

Garry Monk’s men have also crashed out of the FA Cup at the hands of Championship side Blackburn Rovers.

Dyer, though, insists that there is no need to panic and is convinced that the Swans will turn the corner.

He told the club’s official website: "It would be good now to draw a line under the last week or so, get everybody's heads together, refocus and get back on track.

"We did so well at the start of the season and it's not a case of becoming a bad side. It sounds a little like we're bottom of the league, but they're the expectations that have grown because of how we started the season. We set our own standards and we know we need to get back to those right away.

"There's always a period in a season where a team will go through it and you have to show what you're about. It's been hard with the number of games we had over Christmas, coming out of that is a bit of a comedown and teams will always have a slump in form at some stage.

"I don't think we're in a slump, but we know we could have done better. It's about coming through it — and I'm sure we will. We have the quality to do it and we can go from there."

  MatchPossession PercentageTotal Scoring AttGoals ConcededTotal TackleTotal PassDispossessedAppearances
Swansea Swansea vs West Ham 60% 19 1 13 628 5 1
Swansea QPR vs Swansea 58% 25 1 12 512 11 1
Swansea Liverpool vs Swansea 56% 11 4 9 612 12 1
Swansea Swansea vs Chelsea 45% 11 5 21 496 6 1

The Opta statistics above appear to support Dyer’s claims that there is no cause for alarm at the Liberty Stadium.

They did allow their high standards to slip during a 5-0 defeat to table-topping Chelsea, but they have more than held their own in every other encounter since their last success.

Possession numbers remain high, which you would expect, and there has been no suggestion that Monk’s men are being overrun or outmuscled by opponents.

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