SunSport brings you all the vital news and updates ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash
SWANSEA head to Watford in the Premier League on Saturday desperate to end a five-game winless streak that has plunged them back into the drop zone.
After an initial bounce following Paul Clement’s appointment in January resulted in five wins in nine games, the Welsh club have crashed again.
Last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at West Ham felt like a six-pointer and now Clement must rally his troops to face unpredictable mid-table outfit Watford.
Here, SunSport reveals all you need to know about the game…
What TV channel is it on?
Watford vs Swansea City is not being broadcast live in the UK, but highlights will be shown on Match of the Day on BBC1 at 10.20pm.
You can also get live updates on SunSport Online or on the radio with TalkSport and BBC 5Live radio.
What time is kick-off?
The game starts at 3pm on Saturday April 15 at Vicarage Road.
What is the latest team news for Watford?
Defenders Younes Kaboul and Sebastian Prodl are recovering from hamstring and rib injuries respectively.
Roberto Pereyra (knee), Mauro Zarate (anterior cruciate ligament) and Ben Watson (groin strain) are long-term absentees.
What is the latest team news for Swansea?
The Swans hope to welcome Fernando Llorente back into the first XI after the Spainish striker came off the bench to play the second half against West Ham.
Llorente, Swansea’s top scorer with 11 goals, is on the comeback trail after an ankle injury and has trained well all week.
However, captain Jack Cork is out for two weeks with an ankle sprain that forced him off in the second half against West Ham.
Leon Britton and Jay Fulton are possible replacements.
- This will be the fourth time Watford and Swansea have faced each other in the Premier League, while the
- Swans will do so with their fourth different manager since the first meeting in September 2015 (Garry
- Monk, Alan Curtis, Bob Bradley and Paul Clement).
- Watford and Swansea have combined to produce 68 shots (incl. blocks) in their three previous meetings
- in the competition, however only two goals have been scored (one each).
- The away side has yet to score in any of the previous three Premier League games between these two.
- Valon Behrami’s only red card in 102 Premier League appearances came in this exact fixture last season
- (September 2015).
- Watford have been given a joint-league high four red cards in the Premier League this season, while no
- club have received as many yellow cards (72).
- José Holebas has been given 12 yellow cards in the Premier League this season; three more than any
- other player. He’s not been booked in any of his last four Premier League appearances, but is yet to go
- five in a row without a booking in 2016-17.
- A league-high 24% of the total shots that Swansea City have attempted this season in the Premier
- League have been from headers, while they have also attempted the most headed shots (84).
- The Hornets have scored the highest proportion of goals in the opening 15 minutes of Premier League
- games this season – 25% (9/36).
- Swansea’s tally of 67 goals conceded is the joint-seventh highest by a side after 32 games of a Premier
- League season. All 14 teams to have conceded 64+ goals after 32 games in a Premier League season
- have been relegated.
- Troy Deeney has scored six goals in his last eight Premier League starts for Watford, including his last
- four appearances at Vicarage Road in the competition.