MATCH PREVIEW: Swans v Stoke
19th October 2015
The Swans will be aiming to preserve their unbeaten home record when they face Stoke at the Liberty Stadium on Monday (8pm).
Garry Monk's side are yet to taste defeat on home soil this season, with wins over Newcastle and Manchester United being coupled with solid draws against Everton and Tottenham.
Swansea currently sit 13th in the table, just one point ahead of Stoke who won back-to-back games against Bournemouth and Aston Villa prior to the recent international break.
The Swans have won five out of their last six home meetings against Stoke, including a 2-0 victory at the Liberty back in May.
WHAT THE MANAGERS SAID
Swans boss Garry Monk: "It's a key period for us now. Every game is important but we want to get better.
"We had two good games against Stoke last season and we enjoyed those battles. They have shown their quality in recent weeks and we'll be expecting another tough game on Monday."
Stoke boss Mark Hughes: "We're encouraged by the last few performances and more importantly the results, and we're looking forward to the game on Monday.
"They (Swansea) haven't won of late but they're an accomplished Premier League side on their day. Our games in Wales have been difficult for us, we didn't play well last season.
"That probably stopped us being above them come the end of the season and we look back on that performance with a little bit of regret."
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
Swansea 2-0 Stoke - May 2015
Stoke 2-1 Swansea - October 2014
Stoke 1-1 Swansea - February 2014
Swansea 3-3 Stoke - November 2013
Swansea 3-1 Stoke - January 2013
- Only 14 players have started for Swansea in the league this season; the fewest of all Premier League sides
- Stoke have only won one of their last 18 league visits to Swansea (D5 L12), keeping only two clean sheets in that run
- Six of the eight Premier League clashes between these sides have been won by the home team, with the other two ending in draws
- Stoke have not won consecutive Premier League away games since December 2011
- Andre Ayew has three goals and one assist in four PL appearances at Liberty Stadium
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