Numbers game: Swans v Owls

15th December
First team

Swansea City look to build on their victory over Brentford when they face Sheffield Wednesday at the Liberty this afternoon (3pm).

We check out the key numbers heading into the game.


11 – 11 different players have scored for the Swans this season after Wayne Routledge and Leroy Fer joined the list last weekend.

74.14 – Among goalkeepers who have played at least three Championship games this season, only Reading’s Anssi Jaakkola (76 per cent) and Middlesbrough’s Darren Randolph (81.82 per cent) have a higher save percentage than Erwin Mulder (74.14 per cent).

2 – The Swans head into this game having lost their last two Liberty fixtures. Outside the Premier League, they have not been beaten in three straight home league games since 2004.

8 – Oli McBurnie leads the Swans scoring charts with eight goals this term. Own goals (four) are next in the list.

15 – Last Saturday’s thrilling victory at Brentford means the Swans have taken 15 points on the road this season compared to only 14 at home. They have played one more away game, however.



0 – Sheffield Wednesday have not scored a goal against the Swans in the two clubs’ last five matches in all competitions. Their most recent meeting was an FA Cup replay at the Liberty in which Jordan Ayew and Nathan Dyer scored to give the Swans a 2-0 win.

1 – The Owls have won only one of their last nine Championship games – a 1-0 success against lowly Bolton last month.

38 – Jos Luhukay’s team have conceded a whopping 38 Championship goals so far this season, more than any other team in the division.

8 – Lucas Joao, the Portuguese striker who Carlos Carvalhal signed during his spell at Sheffield Wednesday, is the club’s eight-goal leading scorer this season.

3 – Three of Wednesday’s last four wins have come away from Hillsborough, against Bristol City, Aston Villa and Reading.



The Swans and Sheffield Wednesday have met on only 29 occasions stretching back to 1925. The Owls have had the better of those encounters, with 12 wins compared to the Swans’ six.