Numbers game: West Brom v Swans
It’s time to check out the numbers as we look ahead to Swansea City’s Premier League trip to West Bromwich Albion this afternoon (3pm).
The Swans are hoping to move a step closer to top-flight survival as they face the division’s bottom club.
4 – Salomon Rondon has scored each of West Brom’s last four home goals against Swansea in the Premier League, including a hat-trick of headers in this fixture last season.
8 – The Baggies have lost their last eight Premier League games, conceding 20 goals in total during that run (2.5 per game).
4 – At home, West Brom have lost their last four in the Premier League. They last lose five in a row on their own patch in the top flight in 2004.
31 – West Brom caretaker coach Darren Moore did not win any of his last 31 Premier League games as a player (all of which were with Derby in 2007-08). His last victory in the competition came in his final game for the Baggies in January 2006, a 1-0 triumph at Wigan.
23 – Moore will become the first Jamaican to take charge of a team in a Premier League game, with Jamaica becoming the 23rd nation to have had a manager in the competition.
1 – The Swans have lost just one of their last 10 Premier League games against the team starting the day bottom of the table – against Leicester in April 2015. They have won five of those matches.
196 – Wayne Routledge is just four games away from a double century of Premier League appearances for the Swans after coming off the bench at Manchester United last week. Routledge is well clear of second-placed Ashley Williams (181) in the list of players who have played most often for the Swans in the division.
31 – The Swans have 31 points on the board with seven league games of the season remaining. At the same stage last year, they were in 18th place with 28 points.
2 – The Swans have won their last two Premier League games against West Brom, and are looking to secure their first league double against them since 2011-12. Should Carlos Carvalhal’s men win, the Swans would be celebrating a first league double of this season after Wilfried Bony’s late goal against the Baggies in December.
8 – The Swans have enjoyed facing West Brom in the Premier League era, claiming eight wins and one draw in the clubs’ 13 encounters at this level.
2 – The Swans, who were beaten at Manchester United last weekend, have never suffered back-to-back Premier League defeats under Carvalhal. They were last beaten twice in a row in the top flight in December, in what proved to be Paul Clement’s last two games in charge.
Players with the most...crosses
West Brom: Matt Phillips – 136
Swans: Martin Olsson – 128
There have been 40 previous meetings between the Swans and West Brom. The Swans have had the upper hand, banking 18 wins compared to the Baggies' 14.