Swansea City FC have been installed as shock favourites to win the 2016-17 Premiership title following the precedent set by Leicester City FC this season.
Like Leicester they removed a popular young English manager and replaced him with a barely credible elderly Italian that nobody had previously heard of.
Jack Jackson of the Swansea City Supporters Trust said:
“I put a fiver on the Swans winning the title at 5000-1. Many of my friends did likewise and the odds started plummeting. Now they are 2-1 odds-on favourites.”
Experts have noticed several similarities between the teams. Jamie Vardy appeared to be an average hoofer at best last season. Now he is a world beater set to lead the line for England at this year’s Euros. Swans insiders hope that Bafetimbi Gomis can overcome some erratic form to make a similar transformation for club and country. Gylfi Sigurdsson representing lightweight maestros from obscure countries in the Premiership could be next year’s Ryad Mahrez and earn himself a bank busting move to Barcelona; a move sure to prove popular with Swans Chairman Huw Jenkins.
Inspirational skipper Ashley Williams will be going all out to to be next season’s Wes Morgan and overcome poor form and incredulity to lift the Premiership Trophy at the end of the season.