Swansea City v Crystal Palace team news and stats

Date published: Friday 5th February 2016 1:16

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Having kept three clean sheets in their last four home games, Swansea host goal-shy Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday.

Team news

Ki Sung-yueng sits out Swansea‘s clash with Palace because of concussion.

The South Korean was taken off on a stretcher after clashing heads with West Brom’s Stephane Sessegnon in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw and must take a six-day rest under Football Association guidelines.

Italian striker Alberto Paloschi stands by to start after making his debut as a substitute at West Brom and Leroy Fer, who joined on loan from QPR on deadline day, is in the Swanseasquad for the first time.

Crystal Palace could be without James McArthur for the rest of the season after the midfielder confirmed he had suffered ankle ligament damage during Tuesday’s Barclays Premier League defeat to Bournemouth.

Jason Puncheon also suffered a hamstring injury in the match and manager Alan Pardew has said the winger will be absent for a “long period”.

Dwight Gayle, Yohan Cabaye, Sullay Kaikai are available for the trip to Swansea after overcoming injuries but Yannick Bolasie is still recovering from his hip injury, although he could be available again later this month.

Opta stats

  • Swansea City have kept three clean sheets in their last four Barclays Premier League matches at Liberty Stadium.
  • Crystal Palace have failed to score in their last three Premier League away trips.
  • The Eagles have won just one of the last nine league meetings with Swansea (W1 D4 L4).
  • Crystal Palace have only scored three goals in five Premier League meetings with Swansea and two of them have been penalties.
  • Crystal Palace have won just two points and scored just two goals in their last seven Premier League matches, one of which was an own goal.
  • The Swans have netted 57% of their goals in the first half of games this season, the highest proportion in the top flight.
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored in four of his last five Premier League appearances for Swansea City.
  • Emmanuel Adebayor has scored on his first Premier League start for all three of his previous clubs (Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur).
  • Swansea are unbeaten in three Premier League games (W2 D1) – they haven’t gone four games without a defeat in a row since their opening four games of the season.
  • Crystal Palace are the only team in the top four tiers of English football yet to register a single point in 2016.

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