Michu has lit up the premier league since moving to Swansea in 2012, with both his personality and talent. The striker has been prolific and has scored regularly against the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea. However, this season he has failed to reach the dizzying heights of last season, as he is only scored 2 goals in 10 premier league appearances compared to 17 from 38 games last season.
In fairness, there are a number of mitigating factors. Firstly, the striker has been injured constantly and has not had the chance to get a consistent run of games. Also, Swansea have had a significant change of playing personnel, with Michu now longer the main man in Swansea's attack. Wilfred Bony now has that role, and Michu is acting more as a playmaker now, which he has done to reasonable effect.
Furthermore, Swansea have also had to cope with teams working out how to play against their passing style. Teams have doubled up on players, and Michu has been marked out of games at times.
However, it seems trite to write off Michu's hopes just yet. Swansea play in a continental style which suits him and he has a good supporting cast of creative midfielders such as Nathan Dyer. Michu might yet discover the form that helped him so much last season.