SATURDAY STATS: Crystal Palace v Swans

23rd May

Saturday means it's time for some statistics as we look ahead to Swansea's final game of the Barclays Premier League Season against Crystal Palace. 
And as the Swans travel to Selhurst Park aiming to finish what has been a remarkable campaign on a high, we take a look at the game from a statistical perspective.

Crystal Palace
One thing you can guarantee from Alan Pardew's side is commitment and physicality. But Palace have committed the most fouls in the Premier League this season with a total of 501.
English midfielder Jason Puncheon poses a serious threat from set-pieces having scored the most goals from direct free-kicks this season with three goals from a total of four free-kicks taken, while Puncheon is also the club's top assister with seven.
Meanwhile, as was portrayed in their 3-1 win at Liverpool last weekend, the Eagles' pace and trickery in wide areas has caused many teams problems throughout 2014-15.
In particular, Yannick Bolasie is among the top five Premier League players for completed take-ons this season with a total number of 89.

Lukasz Fabianski will be hoping to equal the club's record for most cleansheets in a Premier League season on Sunday afternoon. With 13 so far this campaign, the Poland international is one away from the 14 the Swans achieved during their first season in the Premier League.
Fabianski is currently joint second with Manchester City's Joe Hart and Southampton's Fraser Forster in the race for 2014-15's Golden Glove, one cleansheet behind Liverpool's Simon Mignolet, who has kept 14 shutouts this season.
Providing the Swans don't concede more than three goals in the final game of the season, they will set a new club record for least goals conceded in a Premier League season. Swansea have so far shipped 48 goals this campaign, with the previous record for least goals conceded being the 51 set by Michael Laudrup's team two years ago.

Players with the most... chances created
Crystal Palace: Jason Puncheon - 64
Swans: Gylfi Sigurdsson - 73

Overall, the Swans have the edge over Crystal Palace in terms of total league meetings. The Swans have come away victorious on nine occasions, compared to Palace's four wins, while the two sides have played out six draws.
Last time the two sides met, Mile Jedinak's 25th-minute penalty earned the Eagles a 1-1 draw at the Liberty after Wilfried Bony's 15th-minute opener in November 2014.