Look at the possession count and we are second best, look at the shot count and we are unlucky not to be winning. Nolan could have scored twice, forcing a good save on both occasions, and Vaz Te had a rasping shot from outside the box turned around the post, but as against Arsenal, we are being passed off the park at the moment, and, as with Arsenal , we are likely to be undone down the flanks. Pablo is torturing Taylor in the same way as Warnock was tormenting O'Brien. The order will go out at half time to isolate the Spaniard one on one against Taylor as often as possible, and sooner or later a cross will be buried.
Strangely, given the 4-3-3 formation, 67% of our attacks are straight down the middle of the pitch. Both Jarvis and Vaz Te have struggled to get in the game and, in consequence, Carroll is receiving poor service. And he aint happy, as he constant moaning verifies.
Our best two chances have fallen to Nolan, one from an O'Brien cross, and the other a lovely flick on by Taylor. But we haven't had enough of the ball to put Swansea under any sustained pressure.
This is certainly a must not lose game and is arguably a must win game. Cole for Vaz Te is the obvious change with a view to making something happen.