All data correct upto 3rd April 2018
All-Time Premier League Record
|Played||Won||Drew||Lost||Scored||Conceded||Goal Difference||Points||No of Seasons|
Most Premier League Appearances
Most Premier League Goals
Biggest Premier League Victories
|Queens Park Rangers 0-5 Swansea City||18th August 2012||2012-2013|
|Swansea City 4-0 Sunderland||19th October 2013||2013-2014|
|Swansea City 4-1 Queens Park Rangers||9th February 2013||2012-2013|
|Swansea City 4-1 Aston Villa||26th April 2014||2013-2014|
|West Ham United 1-4 Swansea City||7th May 2016||2015-2016|
|Swansea City 4-1 West Ham United||3rd March 2018||2017-2018|
|Swansea City 3-0 West Bromwich Albion||17th September 2011||2011-2012|
|Fulham 0-3 Swansea City||17th March 2012||2011-2012|
|Swansea City 3-0 Blackburn Rovers||14th April 2012||2011-2012|
|Swansea City 3-0 West Ham United||25th August 2012||2012-2013|
Worst Premier League Defeats
|Liverpool FC 5-0 Swansea City||17th February 2013||2012-2013|
|Swansea City 0-5 Chelsea||17th January 2015||2014-2015|
|Tottenham Hotspur 5-0 Swansea City||3rd December 2016||2016-2017|
|Liverpool FC 5-0 Swansea City||26th December 2017||2017-2018|
|Manchester City 4-0 Swansea City||15th August 2011||2011-2012|
|Leicester City 4-0 Swansea City||24th April 2016||2015-2016|
|Swansea City 0-4 Arsenal||14th January 2017||2016-2017|
|Swansea City 0-4 Manchester United||19th August 2017||2017-2018|
|Swansea City 0-4 Manchester City||13th December 2017||2017-2018|
|Chelsea 4-1 Swansea City||24th September 2011||2011-2012|
|Manager||No of Seasons managed||Left the Club|
|Brendan Rodgers||1||1st June 2012|
|Michael Laudrup||2||4th February 2014|
|Garry Monk||3||9th December 2015|
|Francesco Guidolin||2||3rd October 2016|
|Bob Bradley||1||27th December 2016|
|Paul Clement||2||20th December 2017|
Highest Home Attendances
|Swansea City 0-0 Southampton||20th April 2013||22,561||2012-2013|
|Swansea City 3-1 Liverpool FC||1st May 2016||20,972||2015-2016|
|Swansea City 1-0 Chelsea||9th April 2016||20,966||2015-2016|
|Swansea City 1-3 Manchester United||6th November 2016||20,938||2016-2017|
|Swansea City 0-3 Arsenal||31st October 2015||20,937||2015-2016|
|Swansea City 1-1 Manchester City||15th May 2016||20,934||2015-2016|
|Swansea City 1-0 Norwich City||5th March 2016||20,929||2015-2016|
|Swansea City 0-1 Southampton||13th February 2016||20,890||2015-2016|
|Swansea City 2-1 West Bromwich Albion||21st May 2017||20,889||2016-2017|
|Swansea City 1-0 Liverpool FC||22nd January 2018||20,886||2017-2018|
Swansea City became the first Welsh club to play in the Premier League when Brendan Rodgers guided them into the top-flight in 2011. The Swans have been a fixture in the Premier League ever since and achieved a top half finish in 2012-2013 and 2014-2015 under the guidance of Michael Laudrup and Garry Monk. American investment has led to some chaotic moments in the last couple of seasons but under Carlos Carvalhal, the south Wales club look set to extend their Premier League stay to an eighth successive campaign.
Swansea City became the first Welsh club to play in the Premier League and found the going tough initially; failing to score or win any of their first four matches. However, a 3-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion in September was the galvanising result that lifted their season. Brendan Rodgers’ side played expansive, attacking football throughout the season using a 4-3-3 formation. Arsenal, Liverpool FC and champions Manchester City were among the sides beaten at The Liberty Stadium.
The Swans also scored the fastest goal of the season, as Andrea Orlandi netted after just 24 seconds in a fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers which ended in a 4-4 draw. Swansea were never under any serious relegation threat and finished a tremendous 11th in their debut Premier League season. However, they lost their manager in the summer as Rodgers left to fill the vacancy at Liverpool.
It was another successful season for Swansea who had a new manager with Michael Laudrup succeeding the departing Rodgers. The club celebrated its centenary, and to mark the occasion released a new crest. In keeping with the centenary theme, the home kit for the season used the colours white and gold, rather than the more traditional white and black.
There was trophy success in the League Cup and a top 10 finish in the Premier League, despite with one fewer point than they amassed in 2011-2012. With 18 goals, new summer acquisition Michu was one of the surprises of the season and the best results came on the road. A 5-0 opening day success at Loftus Road over Queens Park Rangers remains Swansea’s biggest Premier League victory, whilst two Michu goals sank Arsenal at The Emirates Stadium in early December.
Swansea broke their transfer record in the summer, paying Vitesse Arnhem £12 million for the services of Ivorian forward Wilfried Bony. Bony was the star turn in a frustrating third campaign at this level for the Swansea faithful. He scored 16 Premier League goals which ultimately kept the team away from relegation trouble.
That didn’t look so secure in early February and after a 2-0 loss at West Ham which was their sixth Premier League reverse in eight games; owner Huw Jenkins sacked Michael Laudrup with the club just two points above the drop zone. Former skipper Garry Monk took over on an interim basis and was given the job permanently in May after securing safety with the Swans ultimately finishing 12th.
This was the only season the Welsh Derby took place in the Premier League. Swansea won 3-0 in February in Monk’s first game in-charge to make amends for the 1-0 loss they suffered to Cardiff City in November.
2014-2015 remains Swansea’s best season, both in terms of finishing position and points tally. They finished in eighth position, amassing 56 points and they never dropped outside of the top 10 throughout the season. In his first full season as a manager, Garry Monk was a revelation as his side recorded some amazing results.
This included league doubles over both Arsenal and Manchester United, whilst Bony scored nine further Premier League goals before he moved to Manchester City in the January transfer window. There was a heavy 5-0 loss at home to champions Chelsea in January but this was a blot in an impressive campaign which saw cracking performances from the likes of Jonjo Shelvey, Lukasz Fabianski and returnee Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Swansea went through the first month of the 2015-2016 Premier League campaign undefeated with two wins and two draws. Among those results was an opening day draw at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea and a third successive victory over Manchester United.
However, it all started to unravel from September onwards. A run of one victory in 11 games followed which saw Swansea drop from fourth to 15th in the table. After a lifeless display at home to Leicester City which ended in a 3-0 defeat, the club made the difficult decision to sack Monk. He was replaced a month later by the former Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin. He guided Swansea away from danger and they finished 12th, with late season victories at home to Chelsea and Liverpool FC among the highlights.
This was a chaotic season for Swansea City which nearly cost them their Premier League status. Guidolin started the campaign as manager but was sacked in early October after a 2-1 loss to Liverpool FC. Swansea had just four points on the board when he was dismissed. American boss Bob Bradley succeeded him but his reign was even worse and he was axed after a Boxing Day beating at home to West Ham United.
Swansea went into 2017 bottom of the Premier League and favourites to be relegated. Paul Clement, a former no.2 to Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea, was chosen as the man to lead them away from danger. Four wins in his first six games in-charge showed a rapid improvement and gave them a fighting chance. A run of five defeats in six games in March and early April looked set to cost the club but a 1-0 victory in early May over Everton, coupled with Hull’s shocking home loss to Sunderland put their fate in their own hands.
A week later, a 2-0 success away at Sunderland ensured safety when Hull were beaten 4-0 by Crystal Palace 24 hours later. Swansea finished in 15th place, helped by 15 league goals from new signing Fernando Llorente and some more sizzling displays from the influential Sigurdsson.
Despite the return of Bony and the excitement over the loan arrival of Renato Sanches from Bayern Munich, there was concern around The Liberty Stadium as Sigurdsson was sold to Everton and Llorente joined Tottenham Hotspur on transfer deadline day. Those fears looked to be fully warranted as Swansea won just two of their opening 15 matches.
Clement was sacked five days before Christmas following a 3-1 loss to Everton and Swansea spent Christmas Day bottom of the Premier League table. Former Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal came in as Clement’s successor and has inspired the club away from danger. Swansea go into the final six matches of the season with Premier League safety firmly in their own hands.