The Premier League Relegated XI

The Premier League Relegated XI

Allen ranked highly at Stoke for passes per game (37.7) and pass success rate (81.1%) under Mark Hughes and Paul Lambert, while 2.7 tackles per game was also a notable return.

Monk was sacked just before Christmas in 2015 with Swansea 15th in the table and while Francesco Guidolin kept Swansea safe the revolving door was spinning out of control. Next season will be the first time since 2010-11 the Swans will be in the EFL Championship. The defense choked and allowed Richarlison to score the victor and hand Swansea a third straight defeat at the Liberty Stadium, setting the tone for the season.

Wayne Routledge was not the super-sub Swansea was hoping he would be this season. Baggies supporters might feel they haven't seen the best of a player who has had to battle tragic personal circumstances over the past few years, but Livermore's performances in the run-in will no doubt have caught the eye.

There could be a number of players who depart the club this summer.

Key midfielder, pardon the pun, Ki-Sung Yueng has already confirmed his departure; a move to AC Milan awaits.

To Swansea's credit, there was a vibrancy and attacking vigour to their first-half play and Jordan Ayew fired an early free-kick into the wall before an almighty scramble in the box, with Jack Butland standing firm. He scored four goals from centre-back last season, and has scored twice this season. It seems Gibbs' injury troubles are finally behind him, and the 28-year-old could add quality and experience to a bottom-half team looking to kick on next year.

He was instrumental in the mini-revival of the Swans mid-season and was a calming influence in the goal for Swansea all season. The Wales global scored two and registered six assists for the Potters, the latter his best return in a Premier League season.

Butland made several important saves towards the end of the match as Stoke held on to win the match with both teams going down to the Championship next season.

Buried deep in a morose statement from Swansea City's American owners before the dust settled on their Premier League relegation was one damning admission.

The 42-times capped Welsh worldwide has scored eight goals in 72 appearances during his two seasons with Stoke.

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