Swansea fans fume at Paul Clement’s tactics after defeat to Watford

Swansea manager Paul Clement applauds the fans after the Premier League match between Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion at Liberty Stadium on May 21, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

Swansea City suffered a last-minute defeat at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea head coach Paul Clement reacts during the Premier League match between Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion at Liberty Stadium on May 21, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

Paul Clement’s decision to stick with the back-five formation that brought him a point against Tottenham Hotspur was questioned by furious Swansea City fans after the club lost at home to Watford this weekend.

Clement, who is now three games without a win, admitted to Wales Online that he got it wrong after watching the Hornets’ Richarlison pop up with a last-minute winner, but that did not stop Swans fans expressing their dissatisfaction:

Swansea have now lost all of their opening three home games this season, a feat which is only matched in the Premier League by rock-bottom Crystal Palace.

Equally, only the Eagles have scored fewer than the three goals the Swans have managed at any venue this term.

Swansea City's Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches (C) vies with Tottenham Hotspur's English midfielder Dele Alli (L) and Tottenham Hotspur's English defender Eric Dier (R) during the...

It seems Clement, who dropped Tammy Abraham and Renato Sanches to the bench against Watford, will have to break free of his pragmatism if he wants to pick up points in future.

With West Ham, Huddersfield Town and Leicester City on the horizon as the club's next three games – the latter two of which are at the Liberty Stadium – improved performances and results will be imperative to keep those calling for an early change of manager at bay.

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