Swansea's goalless draw against Southampton extended their winless streak to five games, equalling their longest run without a victory in the Premier League – and the manager, Michael Laudrup, pointed to fatigue as a factor.
"For some players it has been their first year in this team, whether they have come from abroad or from the youth team like Ben Davies," Laudrup said. "Jonathan de Guzman did not play much last season and he has played a lot of games this season, as have Pablo Hernandez and Michu.
"But, as well as the physical side, there is the mental side. It is normal when you reach your target to relax and after getting to 40 points everybody took a deep breath."