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Swansea to compete for a top six place?

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There are many Premier League predictions flying around from all angles at the moment, however, there is one team that nearly everybody overlooks in their predictions - Swansea City.

I am not claiming that they will win the league but I'm convinced that they have got a good chance at bagging themselves a European spot.

Since their arrival at the pinnacle of the English game in 2011, Swansea have certainly proved that they are no pushovers.

Their first season in the top flight since 1983 featured wins over Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool in a year that saw them place comfortably in 11th.

After Michael Laudrup was brought in to replace Brendan Rodgers, Swansea built on their debut season by finishing ninth and winning the Capital One cup along the way.

They were helped by a number of impressive signings - most notably Michu, who scored 22 goals in all competitions for a fee of only £2 million.

Unlike many of the other 'smaller' clubs in the Premier League, Swansea have managed to hold onto their best players this year. Michu ended most speculation when he put pen to paper and signed a new contract earlier this year.

Rumours have been circulating regarding the future of Ashley Williams, but it now appears that he is unlikely to leave the Swans.

Having managed to hold onto their best players, Swansea have spent wisely and added to their squad with a number of signings.

They recently broke their club transfer record with the acquisition of Wilfried Bony from Vitesse.

The Ivorian looks to be a solid signing after scoring a brace on his competitive debut in the Europa League versus Malmo.

Swansea have also brought in Jonjo Shelvey from Liverpool alongside a number of others, including Jose Canas, Jordi Amat, Alejandro Pozuelo and more.

The sheer depth of their current squad will allow the Swans to perform well in the Premier League amidst their Europa League pursuits.

All in all, this looks to be a very promising season for Swansea City in which I think they will outperform everybody's expectation.

I wouldn't be surprised if, come the end of the season, the will have managed to sneak in at sixth, fifth or maybe even better.

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