Swansea City v Aston Villa team news & stats

Date published: Friday 18th March 2016 1:48

Jefferson Montero: Swansea City winger could face Aston Villa

Swansea City have won their last four Premier League games against Aston Villa going into Saturday’s latest encounter at the Liberty Stadium.

Team news

Swansea City forward Andre Ayew has an ankle injury and so will miss out against his brother Jordan’s team.

Jefferson Montero is available after illness, however, while Francesco Guidolin will be back in the dugout after recovering from a chest infection.

Carlos Sanchez is available for Aston Villa after missing the last two months with a hamstring injury, but Adama Traore (foot) and Jack Grealish (ankle) will not return until after the international break.

Libor Kozak (ankle) and Jordan Amavi (knee) are even longer-term absentees.

Kick-off at the Liberty Stadium is at 5.30pm.

Opta stats

  • Swansea City are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games against Aston Villa (W4 D2), winning the last four in a row.
  • Both Jordan Ayew and Andre Ayew netted in this fixture back in October, becoming the first brothers to score for opposing sides in the same match in Premier League history.
  • The Swans have won just three of their last 13 Premier League matches at Liberty Stadium (W3 D5 L5).
  • Swansea fans have seen their team score just six goals in the last eight Premier League matches played at Liberty Stadium.
  • Aston Villa have picked up just three points from the last 42 available on the road in the Premier League (W0 D3 L11).
  • Going further back, Aston Villa have suffered 30 defeats in their last 42 Premier League away games (W6 D6).
  • Aston Villa haven’t won away from home in the Premier League when the opposition has scored since beating Southampton 3-2 in December 2013.
  • Villa have already equalled their worst tally of Premier League defeats in a single season (20 – set in 2015/16, 2014/15 and 2013/14).
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored in seven of his last 11 Premier League appearances for Swansea City (seven goals).
  • Sergio Aguero (9) and Harry Kane (8) are the only players to have scored more Premier League goals in 2016 than Gylfi Sigurdsson (7).


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