Why Gylfi Sigurdsson hitting top form should be enough to save Swansea

With five league goals in his last seven Premier League games, Gylfi Sigurdsson is starting to produce the goods at the right time for the Swans.

It’s no secret that Swansea City have struggled for goals this season, only Aston Villa (20 goals) have scored fewer in the league than the Welsh side, who have managed to hit the net just 24 times this season.

After a sprightly start to the season, Bafetimbi Gomis has struggled to recapture his best form and he now finds himself sitting on the bench with the likes of Andre Ayew and new signing Alberto Paloschi playing ahead of the Frenchman.

Francesco Guidolin has changed a few things since he arrived at the Liberty Stadium, with Gylfi Sigurdsson playing more of an advanced role for the Swans being one of those alterations.

Garry Monk chose to play the Icelandic attacker in a deeper position in order to accommodate the attacking duo of Gomis and Ayew. Sigurdsson struggled to find his best form when he was playing out of position but now it looks as if the return to his preferred role is paying off for Swansea.

The 26-year-old has hit form at the right time for the Welsh side and alongside the consistent Andre Ayew, Swansea will feel that they have enough to stay up.

Assistant manager Alan Curtis recently stated that the Swans were ‘too reliant’ on Ayew and Sigurdsson. Although this may be the case, the club can no longer turn to a Wilfried Bony to get them out of trouble so a lot rests on the shoulders of their talented attackers.

With testing fixtures against title-chasers Tottenham and Arsenal quickly approaching, the Swans need points to avoid dropping further into relegation trouble.

Thankfully, Guidolin seems to have made Swansea more of a difficult side to beat. Now that they have the old Gylfi Sigurdsson back, there is always a chance that the Swans can find a result, even against the toughest of opponents.

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