Portuguese midfielder Sanches has struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League since making his highly anticipated move from Bayern in the summer.
The 20-year-old midfielder is yet to show the kind of form that wowed onlookers at Euro 2016 and earned him his big move to Bavaria, and showed a troubling lack of confidence against Chelsea on Wednesday night.
The youngster's woes were perfectly encapsulated by his mistaking of the Carabao Cup logo for a player in west London.
The reaction of manager Paul Clement is priceless, but the Swans chief did have some encouraging words for his midfielder following the 1-0 defeat in which Sanches was substituted for Leroy Fer in the second half.
"He wasn't injured," Clement told reporters. "He had a poor half, didn't he?
"I feel for him because he's a very talented player. I don't think in any of the games he's played this year he's showed the talent he has.
"He's a player struggling for confidence, struggling for form. We believe we're the right environment to try to get him out of that."
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