Crystal Palace v Swansea City team news and stats

Date published: Sunday 27th December 2015 5:20

Yannick Bolasie: Set for spell on Crystal Palace sidelines

Crystal Palace have won only one of their last eight league matches against a Swansea side looking to end their troubles on the road.

Team news

Crystal Palace forwards Yannick Bolasie and Connor Wickham have been ruled out for at least the next month with respective hip/thigh and calf injuries.

Patrick Bamford could return from injury but Lee Chung-yong is missing after becoming a father.

Swansea will make changes at Crystal Palace despite claiming only their second Barclays Premier League victory in 14 attempts against West Brom on Saturday.

Caretaker manager Alan Curtis said there were a “couple of aches and strains” after the West Brom win which had to be assessed before Monday’s trip to Selhurst Park.

But Curtis is also likely to rotate due to the short 48-hour turnaround and veterans Angel Rangel and Leon Britton could be rested, with Kyle Naughton and Jonjo Shelvey both possibly starting for the first time since the former Wales international succeeded Garry Monk earlier this month.

Opta stats

  • The Eagles have won only one of their last eight league matches against Swansea (W1 D3 L4).
  • Swansea City have won three of their last four league away trips to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park (W3 D0 L1).
  • The Swans have conceded only three goals in their last eight league games against Crystal Palace.
  • Crystal Palace have failed to win their final league game in each of the last three years – drawing with QPR in 2014, losing to Man City in 2013 and drawing with Nottingham Forest in the Championship in 2012.
  • Swansea have won just one of their last 10 Premier League trips to London (W1 D3 L6).
  • Palace have won their last two Premier League home games – they haven’t won three in a row at Selhurst Park in the competition since February 2014.
  • Alan Pardew has picked up just eight points in eight previous Premier League encounters with Swansea City (W2 D2 L4).
  • Swansea have won just one of their last nine Premier League away games, losing six of these (D2).
  • The Swans have suffered defeat in their last three Premier League away trips – they have not lost four successive top-flight away games since their opening four trips in the Premier League (Aug-Oct 2011).
  • Crystal Palace are unbeaten in five Premier League games, their best run since April 2014 (also five unbeaten).

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