SATURDAY STATS: Southampton v Swans
31st January 2015
Saturday means it's time for some statistics as we look ahead to the Swans' fixture against Southampton at St Mary's.
With the focus on Sunday's clash with Ronald Koeman's side, we take a look at the game via a statistical view.
Keeper Fraser Forster has kept the most clean sheets (ten) this season.
No team has hit the woodwork more than the Saints (13).
Only Leanardo Ulloa and Ashley Barnes (both 41) have committed more fouls than Saints duo Victor Wanyama and Graziano Pelle.
Striker Graziano Pelle, with 44, has had the most shots that have failed to hit the target in the top flight.
Ashley Williams has made the most clearances in the top flight with 249.
The Swans skipper is the third-highest when it comes to blocks (24).
Williams is the only Swan to have played in every single minute of the league campaign this season.
Only Everton, Chelsea, Manchester United (all 85 per cent) and Manchester City (86 per cent) have a better pass accuracy than the Swans (84 per cent).
Players with the most.... interceptions
Southampton: Jose Fonte - 65
Swans: Ashley Williams - 55
Out of 63 meetings in all competitions, the Swans have won 18, drawn 15 and lost 30 matches against the Saints.
The Swans are yet to beat Southampton in the Barclays Premier League, having drawn two and lost three of their five encounters.
Last time out, the Swans, reduced to ten men following Wilfried Bony's first-half dismissal, were beaten by Victor Wanyama's 80th minute winner.
The last time the Swans tasted victory over the Saints was in October 2008 as goals from Darren Pratley, Jordi Gomez and Tom Butler sealed a 3-0 win in the Championship.
Please note, fans planning to travel by rail to this game are going to find their journey severely affected by engineering work. The line is closed between Swansea and Cardiff all day on that day with buses replacing trains. The Cardiff to Portsmouth service is also affected by engineering work between Salisbury and Romsey, so buses will replace trains between these two points.
Further information is available either through www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk or by calling 08457 000 125. Alternatively, Nation Rail Enquiries can also provide full details of the timetable that is available on 08457 484950.