Stats: Swans v Crystal Palace

23rd December 2017
First team

It’s time for some statistics as we look ahead to the Swans’ Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at the Liberty this afternoon (3pm).

The Swans will be aiming to bounce back from Monday’s 3-1 loss to Everton at Goodison Park.

 

Swans

1 – The Swans have only lost at home to Palace once in their history, when they went down 3-1 in the Championship in March 2009.

1,620 – Both Lukasz Fabianski and Alfie Mawson have played all 1,620 minutes of the Swans’ 2017-18 Premier League season so far.

72 – Fabianski has completed 72 saves in the Premier League so far this season, more than any other goalkeeper in the division.

27 – Jordan Ayew has had 27 shots in the Premier League this season, more than any other Swans player.

125 – Mawson has made 125 clearances in the Premier League this season, putting him among the top four players in the Premier League.

Crystal Palace

40 – Crystal Palace’s win ratio when Wilfried Zaha starts is 40 per cent (12 wins in 30 games), while they have lost all eight games he hasn’t started for them so far this year.

5 – Christian Benteke, who is suspended today, has had a hand in five goals in four previous Premier League appearances at the Liberty Stadium (three goals and two assists), including a goal and an assist in Palace’s 5-4 loss to the Swans last season.

3 – Three of Bakary Sako’s four Premier League goals have come in the 87th minute or later, with both this season coming in the final two minutes of games.

7 – Crystal Palace have gone seven matches unbeaten in the Premier League this season. Only Manchester City and Liverpool are on a current longer unbeaten run.

4 – Crystal Palace lost 5-4 to the Swans at the Liberty Stadium last season, one of just four instances of a side scoring four in an away Premier League game and losing.

 

Players with the most… passes

Swans: Kyle Naughton – 858

Crystal Palace: Luka Milivojevic – 700

 

Head-to-head

12 – There were 12 goals scored in the two league games between the Swans and Palace last season, the most in any pair of Premier League fixtures in 2016-17.

28 – Meetings in all competitions between the clubs. The Swans have won 13, drawn 10 and lost five, with the last meeting ending in a 2-0 victory for the Swans at Selhurst Park in August.