Swansea City will hope their good recent record against Aston Villa can help them end their poor run in the Premier League this weekend.
Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has a fully-fit squad to pick from, with Gabriel Agbonlahor and Ciaran Clark available after injury and Jores Okore in line for his first involvement of the season following summer knee surgery.
Swansea, meanwhile, still have a doubt over Wayne Routledge, who missed Monday’s defeat to Stoke City with a calf injury, but have no fresh injury concerns. Gylfi Sigurdsson, Ki Sung-yueng and Kyle Naughton could be recalled if Garry Monk decides to make changes after five games without a Premier League win.
- Aston Villa have won just one of their eight Premier League games against Swansea City (D3 L4), losing each of the last three and failing to score in the last two.
- Swansea have collected just two points from their last five Premier League away games (D2 L3).
- Swansea are now winless in five Premier League games (D2 L3); they haven’t gone six without a win in the competition since March 2014.
- Tim Sherwood has lost 14 of his 22 Premier League games in charge of Aston Villa – Paul Lambert didn’t lose his 14th game in charge of Villa in the competition until his 28th game.
- The Villans have failed to score in four of their last five Premier League home games.
- No player has attempted more dribbles in the Premier League this season than Swansea’s Jefferson Montero (62), but Villa’s Jordan Amavi has attempted the second most (58).
- Bafetimbi Gomis has now failed to score in five successive Premier League appearances after scoring nine goals in his previous 10 games in the competition.
- Jonjo Shelvey has attempted the most shots (27 – incl. blocked) without scoring in the Premier League this season.
- There have only been six goals scored from direct free-kicks in the Premier League so far this season and half of these have been netted against Swansea City (3).
- Swansea have seen their opponents reduced to 10 men on four occasions this season; more often than any other Premier League side.