SATURDAY STATS: Swans v Newcastle

15th August 2015

Saturday means it's time for some statistics as we look ahead to this afternoon's Barclays Premier League fixture against Newcastle United.
The Swans welcome the Magpies to the Liberty Stadium as they look to build on their positive start to the season following a hard-fought 2-2 draw at Chelsea. 

8: Andre Ayew has scored in eight of his last 14 league appearances (France and England), including four goals in his last six games. Form.
0: The Swans lost their final home game of the 2014-15 Premier League campaign against Manchester City, but the club have not lost back-to-back Premier League home games under Garry Monk.
8: Swansea have scored as many goals in their last three season openers (8) as they did in the previous nine games combined.
139: Lukasz Fabianski has made more saves than any other goalkeeper since the start of last season in the Premier League (139).
6: Bafetimbi Gomis has scored six goals in his last seven Premier League games for the Swans.

13: Unlucky for some, Jack Colback has been cautioned 13 times in the Premier League since the start of 2014-15. Only Lee Cattermole (14) has been given more yellow cards in this period.
6: Newcastle have lost six successive away games, scoring just one goal in those games, despite mustering 20 shots on target in these matches.
1: Newcastle used fewer English players on the opening weekend than any other Premier League side (1 - Jack Colback).
3: Newcastle have secured just three victories from 21 games in 2015, but will be hoping for a better return between now and the turn of the year.

2014-15 Players with the most... Completed passes
Swans: Ashley Williams - 1510
Newcastle: Jack Colback - 1226 

17: Since being promoted to the top flight, the Swans have collected more points against Newcastle than any other side (P17 - W5 D2 L1).
4: Papiss Cisse has netted four times in four Premier League appearances against the Swans.
21: Newcastle and Swansea have met eight times in the Premier League, and there have been 21 goals in all those matches.