• Swansea have averaged 493 completed passes per game in the league this season; more than any other side.
  • Sunderland have kept a clean sheet in three of their previous four Barclays Premier League games against Swansea.
  • Swansea have currently gone eight successive home games without a win in the Premier League; the longest current run.
  • Michael Laudrup's Swansea side have made fewer substitutions than any other Premier League side this season (15).
  • Swansea City have currently scored 99 goals in the Barclays Premier League.
  • Gus Poyet will become the 11th different manager to take charge of a Sunderland match in the Premier League (12, if you include both spells by Kevin Ball). Of those managers, Steve Bruce is the only one to be appointed in the close season.
  • Poyet's Brighton side had the best defence in the 2012/13 Championship, conceding just 43 goals in 46 games.
  • Michu has directly contributed to more shots than any other player in the top-flight this term (32, 16 shots, excluding blocked and 16 chances created).
  • Sunderland are only the sixth team in Premier League history to have recorded one (or no) point after seven games; three of the previous five were relegated.
  • Adam Johnson has created more chances without registering an assist than any other Premier League player this season (16).