Although they beat the drop comfortably in their first season in the Premier League last time out, Swansea were being tipped as one of the front-runners to be relegated at the start of the 2012/13 campaign.
Much of this was down to the departure of Brendan Rodgers, but they are coping extremely well without him, and here are five reasons why.
The appointment of the Dane in the summer came as somewhat of a surprise as he didn’t really set the world alight in the Spanish top flight.
However, it looks like it was a fantastic move from the club’s board and he has settled into life in the English top flight extremely well.
Laudrup has Swansea playing superb football and has been one of the manager’s of the season far.
Is this the best £2 million a team has ever spent in a transfer window? Twelve Premier League goals so far would suggest so.
Every time Swansea play at the moment, you expect the Spaniard to find the net and he is capable of scoring all sorts of goals.
He has netted five times in his last three top flight matches, so is oozing confidence right now and is sure to only get better.
That 5-0 win at Loftus Road back in August did wonders for Swansea as immediately the fans were happy with Laudrup.
If things had have stuttered at the start of the season, it might have been a different scenario, but the Welsh side have never been near the bottom three this season, so the spirits have always been high at the Liberty Stadium
#4 – Experience
Although there has been a few changes to the personal at the Liberty, many of the men who performed so well last season are still at the club.
The likes of Nathan Dyer, Ashley Williams and Leon Britton have excelled one more and are sure to have learnt a lot about the league over the last 16 months or so.
#5 – Momentum
The Premier League is probably the most competitive it has been for a while. Gone are the days where the top four were a long way ahead of the rest, instead, anyone can beat anyone.
That means that if you are a side that is full of confidence and momentum, you have a great chance of picking up results.
Swansea have moved ahead of teams such as Aston Villa, Fulham and Sunderland – who have all been in the top flight for a while now.
This season, it looks as though the Swans are ready to take the Premier League by storm once more.