Xhaka seems to be the kind of player who does the hard stuff well, but struggles with the simple stuff. The Swansea match is a good example – he misplaced simple 5 feet passes, but then put in some great long passes, including the one to Kolašinac which set up Ramsey for the goal.
He hasn’t lived up to expectations and he has cost us goals, no doubt about it, but I think, much like Özil, he is sometimes made a scapegoat (I’m guilty of this). Some people seem to concentrate on what he isn’t rather than what he is. He isn’t Kante unfortunately.