Everything you need to know about Sunday’s fixture at the Liberty Stadium where the Swans take on the Magpies
NEWCASTLE travel to the Liberty Stadium on Sunday to face Swansea with both sides languishing in the bottom half of the table.
The two teams registered their first win of the Premier League before the international break, as the Swans sit in 13th spot – one place and one point above the Magpies.
Rafa Bentiez’s side smashed West Ham at St James’ Park 3-0, but the victory came at a price.
Star striker Aleksandar Mitrovic was slapped with a retrospective four-match ban for elbowing Manuel Lanzini.
While Paul Clement’s men beat struggling Crystal Palace 2-0 at Selhurst Park with Tammy Abraham getting off the mark in the top-flight.
Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming clash.
When is Swansea vs Newcastle?
Swansea host Newcastle on Sunday, September 10.
The Premier League fixture will take place at the Liberty Stadium and kicks-off at 4pm.
What TV channel is showing Swansea vs Newcastle?
Sky Sports PL will be broadcasting the match live, with coverage starting from 3.30pm.
While you can also listen to the match on talkSPORT.
Alternatively, follow coverage of the match with our live blog.
Swansea fans should get a glimpse at their summer signing Renato Sanches, who signed a season-long loan deal from Bayern Munich.
The Portuguese midfielder was part of the side that won Euro 2016, and was one of the major coups of the summer.
Wilfried Bony is expected to play as he returns to the club after signing from Manchester City on Deadline Day.
Centre-back Kyle Bartley will be out of action for around two months after suffering knee ligament damage during their 4-1 win against MK Dons in the Carabao Cup.
While Newcastle have Aleksandar Mitrovic suspended for the trip to Wales.
Forward Dwight Gayle is expected to return as he looks to shake of an illness.
While defender Florian Lejeune is a slight doubt to fave Swansea after picking up an ankle problem during their defeat to Tottenham.
- Swansea have won three of their last four home Premier League games against Newcastle (D1) since losing their first in April 2012 under Brendan Rodgers.
- Newcastle won their last league meeting with the Swans, a 3-0 victory in April 2016 which was Rafael Benitez’s first win in charge of the Magpies.
- Rafael Benítez won his 500th point as a Premier League manager on MD3 with a win over West Ham United, becoming the ninth different boss to reach this landmark.
- Since Paul Clement took over as Swansea City manager on January 3rd 2017, the Swans have won as many Premier League games (10) as Manchester United coming in to this matchday.
- The Swans are yet to lose back-to-back home Premier League games under Paul Clement – his previous two home defeats have been followed by victories, against Southampton in January and Stoke in April. Clement has never lost consecutive home league games as a manager.
- Indeed, Swansea haven’t lost their opening two home league games of a season since the 1985/86 campaign.
- Swansea have had just 27 touches in the opposition penalty area so far this season; the fewest by a Premier League side.
- Newcastle’s starting XI has had an average age of 25 years and 190 days old this season; the youngest in the Premier League.
- Tammy Abraham has scored 24 league goals since the start of 2016-17; the highest scoring player under the age of 21 in the top four tiers over this period.
- Aleksandar Mitrovic has had a hand in seven goals in his last 10 Premier League appearances for Newcastle United (five goals, two assists).