Southampton v Swansea City team news & stats

Date published: Friday 25th September 2015 12:04

Graziano Pelle: Expected to be fit for Southampton

Southampton will hope to put an end to their profligacy when they host a Swansea City side that has traditionally struggled in September.

Team news


Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand could make his first start of the season after returning from a knee injury as a substitute in the 6-0 Capital One Cup win at MK Dons in midweek.

Graziano Pelle is also expected to be available for Saints after a foot injury, but Jordy Clasie will again miss out at St Mary’s.

Swansea, meanwhile, have no new injury concerns and could keep faith with the side that was held to a 0-0 draw by Everton last weekend.

Opta stats

  • The last three Premier League encounters between these sides have seen the away team win 1-0.
  • There have only been seven goals scored in the six Premier League clashes between Southampton and Swansea City.
  • Swansea City have won just three of their 16 Premier League games in the month of September (W3 D4 L9).
  • Southampton have won just two of their last 12 Premier League matches (W2 D4 L6).
  • Swansea have failed to score in their last two Premier League games – they last went three PL games without scoring in May 2013 under Michael Laudrup.
  • The Swans have conceded only three goals in their last five Premier League games – the same number that Southampton conceded in their last PL match (2-3 v Man Utd).
  • Southampton have attempted more shots than any other team in the Premier League this season (83, excluding blocked).
  • Saints have fired in a league-high 131 crosses from open play this season.
  • The South-coast side have also attempted 25 shots from headers in the Premier League in 2015-16; 10 more than any other side.
  • Fourteen of Graziano Pellè’s 16 Premier League goals for Southampton have come at St. Mary’s Stadium (88%).


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