Vital Statistics: Blackburn

7th May 2019
First team

Swansea City rounded off the 2018-19 Championship season with a point at Blackburn, securing a 10th place finish in the process.

1 - Swansea remain with just one league win at Ewood Park to their name. The sole success coming courtesy of a 2-1 Third Division win in 1971. There have been 14 defeats and three draws from the other 17 meetings in Lancashire.

3 - Courtney Baker Richardson scored his third league goal of the season in just his sixth Championship start, leaving him with a strike-rate of 50 per cent from games in which he featured in the starting line-up. In all competitions he had four goals from nine starts.

3 - A point at Blackburn came on the back of draws against Hull and Derby. The last time the Swans drew three games in a row was during the 2008-09 season, as part of an incredible sequence of eight stalemates in succession.

11 - This was Swansea's 11th draw of the season, only three teams  - Bolton, QPR and Leeds - have shared the spoils on fewer occasions. 

18 - Wayne Routledge's lovely assist for Baker-Richardson's first-half header was his 18th assist as a Swansea City player. His tally of three for the season was just one off his previous best of four from the 2011-12 2012-13 and 2013-14 campaigns.

19 - Having trailed to Darragh Lenihan's goal, the Swans went on to claim their 19th point of the season from games in which they trailed at some stage. Graham Potter's men came from behind to beat Sheffield United, Millwall, Blackburn (home), Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham, drawing with Wigan, Birmingham, Derby and Blackburn (away).

22 - Oli McBurnie's tally of 22 league goals this season was the most by a Scottish player in the Championship since Jordan Rhodes (25) and Ross McCormack (28) during the 2013-14 campaign.

25 - Conversely, Swansea dropped 25 points in total from games in which they held the lead at some point in the contest. Those games were against Leeds, Ipswich, Rotherham, West Brom, Hull (twice), Preston, Birmingham, Nottingham Forest and Blackburn. 

46 - Mike van der Hoorn was the only player to start all 46 of Swansea City's Championship games this season.

50 - The Dutchman and Matt Grimes were the only players to make 50 first-team appearances in all competitions during 2018-19. Connor Roberts ended just adrift of the half-century on 49.