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Liverpool boss Klopp eyes to leapfrog Chelsea and move to Premier League summit

Jurgen Klopp will bid to guide Liverpool to the top of the Premier League once more when the Reds host Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday. But it is tight at the summit and any one of four teams could arguably be sitting looking down on their title rivals come the conclusion of weekend games. For […]

STATS: Olsson’s clearances for West Brom vs Canas’ interceptions for Swansea

West Brom vs Swansea 13:30   – Neither of these two teams have had the best of starts to the season, with neither team managing to get any wins on the board. Swansea’s Jose Canas shouldn’t shoulder too much of the blame for this, as, according to EA Sports Player Performance Index, he made 6 […]

STATS: Lloris’ saves for Tottenham Hotspur vs Cañas’s passing for Swansea

Tottenham vs Swansea – Sunday, 16:00 As the Premier League’s sole representatives in the Europa League this year prepare to lock horns, it is likely that the Spanish strikers on either side will be the focus of attention. Spanish sensation Michu made an instant impact in his first season in Britain, finding the net eighteen […]

STATS: Michu’s shooting for Swansea vs Berbatov’s shooting accuracy for Fulham

Swansea v Fulham 16:00   – Swansea were not able to spoil Sir Alex Ferguson’s Old Trafford farewell. Despite yet another Michu goal, they fell to a 2-1 defeat on the great man’s final home appearance.   – Wayne Routledge gave the United defence a torrid time last weekend utilising his pace and movement to […]

STATS: Vidic’s interceptions for Manchester United vs Williams’ blocks for Swansea

Manchester Utd v Swansea, Sunday 16:00   – Manchester United fans will be in line for a memorable afternoon on Sunday as Sir Alex Ferguson takes charge of Manchester United at Old Trafford for the last time. The Scot has led United to their 20th league title this season, but even with the thought of […]

STATS: Michu’s shots for Swansea vs Toure’s passes for Manchester City

Swansea v Manchester City, Saturday 15:00    – Swansea remain on course for a top ten finish, despite suffering a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea in their last game.    – Despite that scoreline, Chico put in an admirable defensive effort, being one of only two players in the last round of games […]

STATS: Ivanovic’s defensive contributions for Chelsea vs Routledge’s passes for Swansea

Chelsea v Swansea, 15:00 – Oscar and Eden Hazard struck for Chelsea in a match which they could only emerge from with a point following a 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield.   – Despite the headlines being about his incident with Luis Suarez, Branislav Ivanovic has had a stellar season that deserves headlines in […]

STATS: De Guzman’s passing for Swansea vs Rodriguez’s shooting for Southampton

Swansea v Southampton, 15:00   – Swansea battled back to earn a 2-2 draw with Norwich last time out, Luke Moore’s goal earning Michael Laudrup’s side the point.   – Michu will be looking to enhance his now glowing reputation before the end of the season by adding to his already impressive total of 17 […]

STATS: Davies’ tackles for Swansea vs Walker’s crossing for Tottenham Hotspur

Swansea v Tottenham 15:00   – Swansea fell to a 0-2 defeat at home to Arsenal last time out, despite their creating several chances but failing to capitalize.   – Ashley Williams continues to be a pillar of strength for Michael Laudrup’s side this season. Swansea’s defensive juggernaut once again tops the EA SPORTS Player […]

STATS: Routledge’s shooting accuracy for Swansea vs Jenkinson’s tackles for Arsenal

Swansea v Arsenal, Saturday 15:00   – A tight affair saw Swansea fall to a 2-1 defeat away to West Brom. Luke Moore’s first half-goal gave Swansea the lead but Michael Laudrup’s side left The Hawthorns frustrated not to have picked up at least a point after seeing a goal disallowed for offside.   – While […]

Why Michael Laudrup won’t be staying at Swansea

Just over a week after leading Swansea to their first ever major trophy and speculation remains high over the future of manager Michael Laudrup. After his Capital One Cup victory, Laudrup reiterated that he did not fancy joining a big club only to be fired after nine months for not winning any trophies, but a […]

Top player stats: Liverpool vs Swansea

Swansea ran out 4-1 winners against Premier League strugglers QPR in their last game, thanks to Michu’s 14th and 15th goals of the season. Michu averages 4.87 shots per goal, getting 56.1% of his shots on target. However, while Michu is the top goal scorer at Swansea, Wayne Routledge is actually the best ‘per chance’ […]

STATS: Swansea vs QPR – Fastest players, hardest workers, most shots

Swansea v QPR 15:00   – Swansea fell to a 1-0 defeat against West Ham in their last Premier League outing, despite a string of fine saves from reserve ‘keeper Gerhard Tremmel who was once again called upon to cover for the injured Michel Vorm.   – Tremmel has now made 73 saves this season, […]

In-depth player stats: Sunderland vs Swansea

Sunderland v Swansea, 19:45   Two goals from Steven Fletcher and a penalty from Craig Gardner helped Sunderland battle to a 3-2 win over Wigan in their last league game.   Gardner’s goal was just his third of the season, despite having had 39 shots at goal this season with 61.4% on target. Gardner has […]

In-depth player stats: Swansea vs Stoke

Swansea v Stoke 15:00   – Swansea eventually succumbed to a 1-0 defeat in their FA Cup replay with Arsenal on Wednesday evening, a disappointing result after their 0-0 draw with Everton in the league the previous weekend. It fell to keeper Michel Vorm to come to Swansea’s rescue on several occasions, with their highly […]

STATS: Everton vs Swansea

Everton v Swansea, Saturday 15:00   – Everton triumphed away to Newcastle last week thanks to goals from Victor Anichebe and a stunning Leighton Baines free-kick. Newcastle took the lead after only two minutes but it was the Toffees who dominated for much of the match, further solidifying their credentials as genuine contenders for a European […]

In-depth player stats: Fulham vs Swansea

Fulham v Swansea   15:00   Fulham suffered a disappointing 4-0 defeat to Liverpool before Christmas before bouncing back with a 1-1 draw against Southampton. Dimitar Berbatov scored the opener in that game before displaying a t-shirt urging his team mates to “keep calm and pass me the ball”   Berbatov may be forgiven his self […]

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