Numbers game: Millwall v Swans
Swansea City look to put points on the board at Millwall this evening (5.30pm) after suffering their first league defeat of the season against Bristol City last weekend.
We check out the key numbers heading into the big game.
11 – Millwall last beat the Swans on home soil 11 years ago, when Alan Tate was sent off for the visitors and current Lions boss Neil Harris netted a penalty in a 2-0 victory.
3 – Harris is the Championship’s longest-serving manager having been in charge for just over three years.
4 – Millwall lost just four of their 23 home games in the Championship last season. Only the division’s top four had a better record than that.
3 – Millwall frontman Lee Gregory has had a hand in three of their five league goals so far this season, scoring once and claiming two assists. He was joint-top scorer at The Den last season with 10 goals.
1 – The Lions have been beaten only once in their last 17 home league fixtures. That loss came against Fulham in April.
4 – The Swans have taken four points from two away games under Graham Potter. That is as many points as they’d picked up in their previous eight league games on the road.
12 – Oli McBurnie has scored 12 Championship goals so far in 2018. No player has netted more in the second tier in this calendar year.
10 – Swans boss Potter made 10 changes for the midweek Carabao Cup tie against Crystal Palace, when his new-look team were beaten despite producing a gallant display. It will be interesting to see, therefore, how many more alterations there will be this afternoon.
34 – Cameron Carter-Vickers is hoping to make his Swans debut this afternoon having signed on loan from Spurs. The defender is no Championship novice, having played 34 games in the second tier during loan stints at Sheffield United and Ipswich last season.
14 – The Swans won 2-0 on their last visit to Millwall, in 2011, thanks to goals from Darren Pratley and Stephen Dobbie. That was their first triumph on the Lions’ patch in 14 visits.
The Swans and Millwall have met on 46 occasions stretching back to 1921, and they cannot be separated. Both sides have managed 18 wins and there have been 10 draws.