SATURDAY STATS: Aston Villa v Swans

24th October

Saturday means it's time for some statistics as we look ahead to this afternoon's Barclays Premier League fixture against Aston Villa.
The Swans travel to Villa aiming for a return to winning ways following Monday night's defeat to Stoke City.
And ahead of today's kick-off, we've taken a look at the game from a tactical perspective.

Aston Villa
14: Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood will be hoping for improved fortunes, having lost 14 of his 22 Premier League games in charge of the club.
4: The Villans have failed to score in four of their last five Premier League home games.
119: Aston Villa striker Rudy Gestede has won more aerial duels than any other Premier League player this season.

2: The Swans will be aiming to improve their form on the road, having collected just two points from their last five Premier League away games (D2 L3).
6: There have only been six goals scored from direct free-kicks in the Premier League so far this season, and half of these have been netted against the Swans (3).
4: Swansea have seen their opponents reduced to ten men on four occasions this season - more often than any other Premier League side.
62: No player has attempted more dribbles in the Premier League this season than Jefferson Montero (62), while Villa's Jordan Amavi has attempted the second most (58).
15: Ashley Williams has blocked more shots than any other player in the Premier League this season (15).

2015-16 Players with the most... Interceptions
Aston Villa: Micah Richards - 25 
Swans: Jack Cork - 27 

1: Aston Villa have won just one of their eight Premier League meetings with Swansea (D3 L4), losing each of the last three and failing to score in the last two.
7: Overall, the Swans have won seven of their 22 meetings with Aston Villa, while the Villans have come out on top on 12 occasions.