STATS: Middlesbrough v Swans

17th December

It's time for some statistics as we look ahead to this afternoon's fixture against Middlesbrough.
The Swans play their first ever Premier League fixture
at The Riverside, and ahead of the fixture, we've taken a look at the game from a statistical perspective.

23 - Only Watford (20), West Brom and the Swans (both 22) have been caught offside on fewer occasions than Boro.
146 - Boro have attempted the least amount of shots at goal this season.
1,140 - Defender Ben Gibson is the only player to have featured in every minute so far for Boro.
13 - Aitor Karanka's side have scored the least amount of goals in the top flight so far.

30 - High claims completed by Lukasz Fabianski so far - the best tally in the league.
51 - Saves made by the Polish keeper. Only Jordan Pickford (63) and Tom Heaton (70) have made more.
5 - Only Kevin De Bruyne (seven), Nemanja Matic, Adam Lallana and Wilfried Zaha (both six) have created more assists than Gylfi Sigurdsson this term.
508 - Average passes per match during the Swans' time in the Premier League so far.

Middlesbrough: Antonio Barragán - 1,108
Swans: Kyle Naughton - 946

42 - Total meetings between the clubs in all competitions.
The Swans have won 15 and drawn nine, with the last meeting between the sides at The Riverside seeing the visitors run out 4-3 winners back in 2011.

Swans fans can pay on the gate at Middlesbrough on Saturday.
Tickets, paid with cash only, are priced:

£30: Adults
£20: Over-65s
£17: Under-18s