Fede: Everyone's chipping in

12th February 2018
First team

Federico Fernandez believes the Swans’ new offensive approach has reaped rewards in recent weeks.

The Swans extended their unbeaten run to nine games under Carlos Carvalhal with a 1-0 victory over Burnley at the Liberty on Saturday.

And Fernandez believes the Portuguese’s tactics have given the Swans a new lease of life.

Within the space of a week, the Swans have seen seven players score their first goals of the season.

Fernandez headed in an equaliser at Leicester in the previous league outing, while Nathan Dyer, Wayne Routledge, Tom Carroll, youngster Daniel James and Kyle Naughton all opened their accounts for the campaign in the FA Cup rout over Notts County.

Ki Sung-Yueng became the latest to chip in with his first of the campaign, with his 81st-minute strike proving the difference against Burnley.

And Fernandez reckons the numerous new goalscorers have been a factor in the Swans’ upturn in results.

“We need everyone to score goals. It’s not just about our forward players,” said Fernandez.

“We are strong at set-pieces so the defenders have a responsibility to chip in.

“We have seen a lot of players scoring their first goals of the season recently, and it makes a big difference.”