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12 Things You Need To Know: Swansea City vs Fulham

Swansea suffered a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Blackburn in their last game, leaving manager Brendan Rodger frustrated at defensive lapses that allowed Yakubu to score four times

Leon Britton covered most ground in that game with 6.07 miles for the Swans

Leroy Lita and Luke Moore got on the score sheet for Swansea in that game but were unable to prevent the Swans slipping to defeat.

Lita’s goal was his second of the season from just 7 attempts, while Luke Moore’s was his first goal and also first attempt at goal so far this season

Scott Sinclair has continued to terrorise opponents with the ball at this feet for Swansea, and the midfielder has now completed 73 dribbles so far this season, ahead of team mate Nathan Dyer’s 51

Fulham battled to a 1-0 win over Liverpool in a bad tempered Premier League clash in their last outing

Clint Dempsey scored the winner in that game. Only Robin van Persie has had more shots on target than Dempsey so far this season. The American midfielder has hit 35 efforts on target out of a total of 52 efforts with a return of four goals.

Dempsey had nine efforts at goal in total in the game against Newcastle, the most of single player in a game last weekend and the second highest total posted by a player in a single game all season.

Bryan Ruiz covered the most ground in that game with 6.64 miles

Ruiz has supported his team mates with a total of 82 passes completed in his opponent’s half this season, averaging one every 4 minutes and 11 seconds throughout the season

Moussa Dembele has won 23 tackles so far this season, the joint highest number won by a striker in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index

Fulham’s Aaron Hughes is the cleanest tackler in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, having attempted 17 tackles and conceded just one foul, the best tackles to fouls ratio in the league

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