The best stats ahead of Swansea vs Newcastle, featuring Bafetimbi Gomis and Jack Colback

We bring you the best stats ahead of Swansea's Premier League clash with Newcastle.

Swansea and Newcastle both opened their respective Premier League campaigns with 2-2 draws last weekend and the duo will now go head-to-head in Saturday's match-up at the Liberty Stadium.

The south Wales outfit held defending champions Chelsea to a stalemate, while Steve McClaren's spell at St James' Park kicked-off with a single point against Southampton.

In the last meeting between the two teams, back in April, Saturday's hosts recorded a 3-2 victory away at Newcastle thanks to goals from Nelson Oliveira, Jack Cork and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Ahead of the Saturday's match-up, here are a few of the best Opta stats...

- Since being promoted to the top-flight, Swansea have collected more points against Newcastle than any other side (17 - W5 D2 L1).

- Papiss Cisse has netted four times in four Premier League appearances against the Swans.

- Newcastle United used fewer English players on MD1 than any other Premier League side (1 - Jack Colback).

- Jack Colback has been cautioned in 13 times in the Premier League since the start of 2014-15; only Lee Cattermole (14) has been given more yellows in this period.

- Andre Ayew has scored in eight of his last 14 league appearances (France and England), including four goals in his last six games.

- Lukasz Fabianski has made more saves that any other goalkeeper since the start of last season in the Premier League (139).

- Swansea City lost their final home game of the 2014-15 PL season versus Man City – they have not lost back to back PL home games under Garry Monk.

- Newcastle United have lost six successive Premier League away games.

- The Magpies have only managed to score one goal in their last six Premier League away games, despite mustering 20 shots on target in these matches.

- Bafetimbi Gomis has scored six goals in his last seven Premier League games for Swansea City.

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