Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat is expected to make changes to his starting line-up after back-to-back defeats, but Jordi Gomez is not yet fit enough to return for the Black Cats.
Swansea on the other hand have enjoyed an excellent start to the new season and are likely to keep faith with the side that beat Newcastle last weekend, with Ki Sung-yueng (hamstring) still a concern.
Sunderland have kept a clean sheet in three of their four Premier League home games against Swansea.
However, Swansea have lost just one of their eight Premier League games against Sunderland (W2 D5 L1).
Sunderland have conceded 3+ goals in their last three PL games; they haven’t done this in four successive PL games since Sept 2013.
The Black Cats have scored just 11 goals in 11 Premier League games under Dick Advocaat.
Sunderland have not won a Premier League home game after conceding the first goal since December 2011 (vs. Blackburn), losing 20 and drawing eight of the 28 matches since.
Jefferson Montero has embarked on 19 dribbles in the Premier League after two match days, more than any other player.
Andre Ayew has scored in nine of his last 15 league appearances (Ligue 1 & Premier League combined); including five goals in his last seven games.
Bafétimbi Gomis has scored seven goals in his last eight Premier League games for Swansea City.
No player has created more goalscoring chances in the Premier League so far in 2015-16 than Jonjo Shelvey (9 – level with Ozil and Cazorla).
Since he made his Swansea debut in August 2013, Shelvey has more assists (12) and chances created (84) in the Premier League than any other player for the club.
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