Three big mistakes Swansea City need to address to avoid relegation

Swansea City manager Bob Bradley

Swansea City currently sit 19th in the league, only Sunderland are behind them on goal difference.

Swansea City manager Bob Bradley

A two-week international break couldn't have come at a better time for Bob Bradley, the American manager has to face facts that Swansea are in trouble.

Bradley will no doubt be working hard during the break to ensure that he can somehow bring a winning mentality back to a side who haven't won since the opening day of the season.

The Swans performance against Manchester United on the weekend was shocking, the Welsh side used to be a team that clubs feared. The Swans have been found out and are fast becoming a team who could be relegated.

Three big mistakes have been made this season - if Bradley addresses these problems then the Swans WILL stay in the Premier League.

Improving the squad

Manchester United's Paul Pogba in action with Swansea City's Angel Rangel

Swansea failed to improve their squad during the summer, although this isn't Bradley's fault, it's a problem that he has been left to deal with. January will be a crucial time for Swansea, the right players will need to be brought in.

The decision to sell Ashley Williams to Everton has now left Swansea with one of the worst defence records in the league. The board were fully aware of the effects Williams leaving would have on the club, so why didn't they bring in a good enough replacement?

The team are now paying for this as the Swans have conceded a staggering 21 goals this season - Hull City are the only team who have conceded more.

No consistency

Manchester United's Michael Carrick in action with Swansea City's Fernando Llorente

Bradley needs to know who his best XL is, chop and change to the squad recently has done Swansea no favours. Bradley made the decision of changing his tactics during Sunday's 3-1 defeat to Manchester United. Despite not being afraid to change things, his 4-4-2 formation didn't pay off.

Bradley needs to use the break wisely to understand his players, the best formation for the side as well as raising the sprits of his team, this will bring consistency back to the Liberty.

The board need to take responsibility

Manchester United assistant manager Rui Faria and  Swansea City manager Bob Bradley

The chants of "we want our club back" echoed the Liberty stadium on Sunday, the off field antics have come to light recently. The controversy of the US takeover, the swift sacking of Francesso Guidolin and the appointment of Bob Bradley has affected the team massively.

With the fans starting to turn on the board, actions need to be put into place. It almost seems that 14 years of hard work has all been ruined in three short months. Tension around the club has to be solved. If not then the club will not improve.

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