Carlos Carvalhal leaves Swansea City following relegation to Championship

Annette Crawford
May 18, 2018

Here, run through their best-rated XI of those relegated this campaign... Still only 30, the Northern Ireland worldwide has three Premier League winners' medals and considerable Champions League experience from his spell at Manchester United.

"There have certainly been mistakes along the way and it is down to the owners to shoulder much of the responsibility".

Mawson has been one of Swansea's best players in the last two seasons since moving to the Liberty Stadium from Barnsley. The giant Egypt global settled quickly at the Hawthorns, prompting links to Liverpool and Leicester before his loan deal was made permanent in January.

Centre-back: Ahmed Hegazi is another member of a West Brom defence who is bound to be in demand this summer.

The 42-times capped Welsh global has scored eight goals in 72 appearances during his two seasons with Stoke. He made 137 saves, including three from penalties, this season and would be good signing for any club looking for a reliable presence in goal. The Poland global has kept 51 clean sheets in 182 Premier League appearances, with nine of those coming this season. The England global kept Stoke in many games this season, and looks a certainty to be in Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad.

Former Stoke City star Dominic Matteo believes that the Potters should have sacked Mark Hughes earlier in a bid to avoid relegation from the Premier League. Indeed, 4.1 tackles per game was second only to Wilfred Ndidi (4.2) of those to make 10 or more appearances this term to reinforce a statistically calculated strength of "tackling". He played in 15 games and averaged a 6.02 rating in them (according to FotMob). Like Ndiaye, he's unlikely to stick around following Stoke's Premier League departure; his goalscoring performances in England's top tier could convince a number of top-flight sides to take a punt on the Cameroonian forward.

However, Stoke City hit back with goals from Badou N'Diaye and Peter Crouch. The Venezuelan worldwide scored seven times in a side that has struggled to create chances this season.

The remainder of the contest yielded further proof of Swansea's goalscoring troubles, with Tammy Abraham and Andre Ayew denied, while Britton's introduction was a welcome distraction from the pain of the home side's 21st Premier League loss of 2017-2018.

At the other end, it was all chaos and it was Swansea, West Brom and Stoke who were relegated eventually and though they deserved to be relegated for their overall performance throughout the season, certain players from the three sides did not deserve to be relegated.

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