Stats: Swans v Newcastle United

9th September 2017

It’s time for some statistics as we look ahead to the Swans’ Premier League fixture against Newcastle United at the Liberty on Sunday (4pm).

Paul Clement’s men are hoping to follow up their victory at Crystal Palace before the international break by banking a first Premier League win of the season at the Liberty.

And ahead of the fixture, we have taken a look at the game from a statistical perspective.


3 - Swansea have won three of their last four home Premier League games against Newcastle (D1) since losing their first in April 2012 under Brendan Rodgers.

10 - Since Paul Clement took over as Swansea City manager on January 3, 2017, the Swans have won as many Premier League games (10) as Manchester United coming in to this matchday.

0 - The Swans are yet to lose back-to-back home Premier League games under Paul Clement – his previous two home defeats have been followed by victories, against Southampton in January and Stoke in April. Clement has never lost consecutive home league games as a manager.

16 – The Swans have attempted the fewest shots in the top flight this season.

24 - Tammy Abraham has scored 24 league goals since the start of 2016-17; the highest scoring player under the age of 21 in the top four tiers over this period.


1,498 – Only West Brom have had fewer touches of the ball in the Premier League this season than Newcastle.

931 – Similarly, the Baggies are the only team to have made fewer passes than the Magpies so far this term.

25 - Newcastle’s starting XI has had an average age of 25 years and 190 days old this season; the youngest in the Premier League.

7 - Aleksandar Mitrovic has had a hand in seven goals in his last 10 Premier League appearances for Newcastle United (five goals, two assists).

500 - Rafael Benítez won his 500th point as a Premier League manager on MD3 with a win over West Ham United, becoming the ninth different boss to reach this landmark.

Players with the most. . . passes

Swans: Alfie Mawson - 156

Newcastle: Mikel Merino - 108

44 - Meetings in all competitions between the clubs. The Swans have won 15 and drawn six, with the last meeting seeing Newcastle record a 3-0 victory at St James' Park in April, 2016.