This week against Chelsea, Swansea again conceded around the hour mark but thanks to Pablo's well taken late equaliser took a point from the game. In most matches there are tiny margins between success and failure. Thanks in no small part to the efforts of the crowd, there was a huge change in momentum after the Chelsea goal as Chelsea largely looked to hold what they had.
Swansea/Chelsea Attempts on Goal Before and After Chelsea's goal (61st Minute)
The two Chalkboards show pretty much a reversal in activity before/after the Chelsea goal.
The passing stats show the change after the goal, where before the goals, the figures were almost identical, the final half hour or so saw Swansea's increase to 91% and Chelsea's drop to 82%.
|Swansea made 50% more successful passes than Chelsea after the Chelsea goal|
As can be seen by his chalkboard of final third passes after the Chelsea goal, there are plenty of similar balls played at a slight diagonal to someone just inside the penalty area. It won't work every time but when it does, it creates real pressure from the option of the recipient being able to turn and shoot or laying it back to someone on the edge of the area as happened with Pablo's goal.
|Final Third Passes made by Hernandez/Swansea after the Chelsea goal, nearly all passes going towards the area came from Hernandez|
|Tackle activity and Fouls suffered by De Guzman, as well as this activity he also had the most attempts on goal by a Swansea player.|
|Passing from Ki, including a perfect 2nd half (41 from 41)|
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