Numbers game: Swans v Crystal Palace

28th August
First team

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​It is time to check out the key statistics as the Swans get set to face Crystal Palace at the Liberty Stadium tonight (7.30pm).

The Swans are looking to cause a Carabao Cup shock against their Premier League opponents.



6 – The Swans have not lost any of their last six games against Palace, all of which were in the Premier League. The most recent meeting was at the Liberty last December, when Jordan Ayew’s fine goal secured a 1-1 draw for Leon Britton's team after Luka Milivojevic had put the visitors ahead.

4 – The Swans reached round four of the Carabao Cup last season thanks to away victories over MK Dons and Reading. They were knocked out by Manchester United.

2 – Oli McBurnie scored what until this season were his only senior Swans goals in the League Cup back in August 2016. He struck twice in a 3-1 win at Peterborough, when Jay Fulton was also on target.

6 – The Swans have won six of the 11 ties they have played in this competition since lifting the trophy in 2013. The teams who have beaten them in that time are Manchester United, Manchester City, Hull, Liverpool and Birmingham City.

9 – The Swans last toppled a club from a higher division in one of the cups nine years ago. Goals from Nathan Dyer and Jason Scotland saw Roberto Martinez’s Championship team beat Portsmouth, who were then in the top flight, 2-0 at Fratton Park. The Swans also beat Hull in the League Cup earlier that season.



4 – Crystal Palace conceded four goals as they were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Championship opposition last season. They reached round four thanks to home wins over Ipswich and Huddersfield, but were then thrashed 4-1 at Bristol City.

10 – Palace, who were bottom of the Premier League at the time, made 10 changes to their side for last season’s mauling at Ashton Gate. Roy Hodgson admitted afterwards that his team had “capitulated” after going 1-0 up.

4 – The Eagles have reached the semi-finals of the League Cup on four occasions, most recently in 2011-12 when they were beaten by Cardiff. They have never made it to the final.

1 – Palace have won just one of their last 14 games against the Swans. That victory came on the final day of the 2014-15 campaign, when Marouane Chamakh scored the only goal at Selhurst Park.

1 – The South London club have only won once in Swansea in 15 previous visits. That victory came in 2009, when Shefki Kuqi was among the Palace scorers.


The Swans have had plenty of good results against Palace since the clubs first met back in 1920. In 29 meetings, the Swans have clocked up 13 wins compared to just five for the Eagles.