STATS: Crystal Palace v Swans

3rd January 2017

It's time for some statistics as we look ahead to this evening's fixture against Crystal Palace.
The Swans visit Selhurst Park looking to reduce the gap between themselves and Palace to just one point,
and ahead of the fixture we've taken a look at the game from a statistical perspective.



CRYSTAL PALACE
29 - Despite sitting 17th in the table, the Eagles have the seventh highest goal tally in the Premier League so far this term.
6 - Winger Wilfried Zaha has the third highest amount of assists this season.
5 - The Eagles have lost five of their last six Premier League fixtures at Selhurst Park, winning against Southampton. However, their last three PL wins at home have come against sides beginning with the letter S (Stoke x2 and Southampton).
448 - Only Manchester United (493) and Southampton (513) have made more crosses than Palace this season. The Swans, meanwhile, are one place below the Eagles with 443 crosses.
1 - Sam Allardyce lost his first Premier League meeting against Swansea City (Swansea 3-0 West Ham in August 2012), but is unbeaten in his six meetings with them since in the competition (W4 D2).
6 - Christian Benteke has six goals and one assist in eight Premier League appearances away from home for Crystal Palace this season.



SWANS
9 - There were as many goals in the last Premier League fixture between these sides (9) as there had been in the previous six combined. In that match, Swansea became only the fourth team to turn defeat into victory with two 90th minute strikes in a Premier League match (Man City v QPR 2011-12, Everton v Tottenham 2012-13 and Watford v Aston Villa 2015-16).
4 - The Swans have kept four clean sheets in their last five away league games against the Eagles, conceding just once in the other match (W3 D1 L1). Four of the seven previous Premier League meetings between these sides have ended in a draw, with Crystal Palace winning once.
5 - Midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson leads the Swans' assists charts this season. It has already topped last season's tally, with the Icelander and Kyle Naughton creating three goals in 2015-16.
1,710 - Lukasz Fabianski is the only Swans player to have featured for every minute of the club's top-flight campaign this season.
2 - The amount of times Sigurdsson has been denied by the woodwork this season. Fernando Llorente and Borja are the other Swans to have struck the post or crossbar.
668 - Jack Cork has completed the most successful passes for the Swans this season.



PLAYERS WITH THE MOST. . . OFFSIDES
Crystal Palace: Christian Benteke - 20
Swans: Modou Barrow - 10



HEAD-TO-HEAD
26 - Total meetings between the clubs in all competitions.
The Swans have won 11 and drawn ten, with the last meeting between the sides at the Liberty ending in a memorable 5-4 win for the Swans courtesy of Fernando Llorente's brace in injury time.