Swansea City v Watford team news & stats

Date published: Friday 15th January 2016 3:43

Kyle Naughton: Swansea City hope he'll be available against Watford

Swansea City have won only one of their last five home games against Watford going into Monday’s Premier League clash at the Liberty Stadium.

Team news

Swansea hope to have Kyle Naughton available after appealing against the red card he was shown in the midweek defeat to Sunderland.

Angel Rangel would deputise if the appeal proves unsuccessful, but Alan Curtis has a fully-fit squad to choose from as he attempts to win for only the second time since taking over at the Liberty Stadium.

Watford, meanwhile, welcome back Nathan Ake from a three-game suspension following his red card against Tottenham on December 28.

Quique Sanchez Flores could freshen up his side following a third successive Premier League defeat at Southampton on Wednesday night, but Tommie Hoban (groin) and Joel Ekstrand (knee) remain unavailable.

Kick-off at the Libery Stadium on Sunday is at 8pm.

Opta stats

  • Swansea City have won just one of their last five competitive home games against Watford (W1 D2 L2).
  • Watford have scored exactly one goal in each of their last four visits to the Liberty Stadium in all competitions.
  • Since beating Manchester United at the end of August, Swansea have won just once at home in the Premier League (W1 D4 L4).
  • Swansea are 11 points worse off from 21 games this season (19) than they were last season (30).
  • After winning four games in a row in the Premier League, Watford have now picked up just one point in their four games following this streak (W0 D1 L3).
  • Watford have not lost four successive Premier League games since May 2000.
  • In their last 12 Premier League games, Watford have either kept a clean sheet (five games) or conceded exactly two goals (seven games).
  • Ahead of MD22, Swansea have conceded the opening goal 14 times this season, only Villa (15) have done so more often this season (Sunderland/Norwich also on 14).
  • Andre Ayew ended a run of six Premier League games without scoring or assisting by netting in Swansea’s last match against Sunderland.
  • Almen Abdi has created the most chances in the Premier League (28) without assisting a goal.


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