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01 Dec 2017 by TSZ

Premier League In Focus – Stoke vs Swansea Preview

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When? Saturday 2nd December, 15:00 (UK)

Where? Bet365 Stadium

What channel is it on? Stoke vs Swansea will not be televised live in the UK

Are tickets still available?

Stoke - https://www.scfcdirect.com/events.aspx

Swansea - https://www.eticketing.co.uk/swanstickets/EDP/Event/Index/480

STATS & FACTS
Head-to-head – last five meetings: Stoke W2, Swansea W2, D1
Head-to-head – Premier League meetings: Stoke W5, Swansea W4, D3
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Stoke W25, Swansea W22, D21

Stoke have the second worst record in the Premier League this season, conceding 29 goals from their first 14 matches - an average of 2.07 goals per game.

Stoke have conceded at least two goals in six of their last seven Premier League matches.

Mark Hughes men require an average of 9.7 chances before scoring a Premier League goal, making them the 11th most efficient team in the division at present.

Stoke have not won any of their last four Premier League matches with two draws and two defeats.

Stoke are the second highest scorers out of all the teams in the bottom half of the Premier League; they have scored 16 goals this season - an average of 1.14 goals per game.

Stoke have won the third highest number of aerial duels in the Premier League this season, averaging 21.6 successful battles in the air per league outing.

Stoke have the fourth lowest passing accuracy in the Premier League at 73.9% while they also have the third lowest average possession at 43.6%.

Only three clubs have scored fewer goals after 14 games of a Premier League season than Swansea (seven) this season: Derby (five in 2007-08), Bradford (five in 2000-01) and Manchester City (six in 1995-96).

Swansea have failed to get a single shot on target in a Premier League match this season on four separate occasions.

Overall in 2017-18, the Swans have attempted a league-low 24 shots on target in the Premier League.

Wilfried Bony has now gone 10 Premier League games in a row without a goal, and the Ivorian striker has only netted in one of his last 28 Premier League games.

MEMORABLE MEETING
Last Halloween was something of a horror show for Swansea as they faced Stoke at the Bet365 Stadium. They would end up travelling back to South Wales empty handed as Mark Hughes’ men ran out 3-1 winners.


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