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The Statto | Swansea City v Stoke City

Bojan converts from the penalty spot against Swansea City

Image by: Phil Greig


13:00 20th April 2017

A selection of interesting pre-match facts and stats...

INTEGRAL // Marko Arnautovic has been directly involved in ten Premier League goals this term (6 goals, 4 assists) - more than any other Stoke City player.

RANGE // Following his emphatic strike against Hull City last weekend, each of Xherdan Shaqiri's past five goals in the Premier League have been scored from outside of the box.

ASSIST // Half of Shaqiri's assists in the Premier League have been for Marko Arnautovic (four of eight), though he’ll be hoping for a first away from the Potteries with all four assists for the Austrian coming on home soil.

FIRST HALF // The Potters have scored 59% of their league goals in the first half this season, the highest proportion of any Premier League side.

FIVE // The Potters have failed to score a goal in any of their last five Premier League games away from the bet365 Stadium since defeating Sunderland 3-1 at the Stadium of Light in January.

SIMILAR // In similar circumstances, Swansea have failed to score in four of their past five Premier League games.

SHUTOUT // The Potters could record a 10th clean sheet of the current season should they not concede at the Liberty Stadium this weekend - matching last season’s total of ten shutouts.

ICE MAN // Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson has provided more assists – six - from set plays this season than any other Premier League player. The Icelandic international has also created the most chances from set-pieces (44).

UNWANTED MILESTONE // The next goal Swansea ‘keeper Lukasz Fabianki concedes will be the 200th he’s let in in his Premier League career, which began with Arsenal in 2007.

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