MATCH PREVIEW: Swans v West Ham

20th December 2015

Swansea City will be hoping to turn their fortunes around when they host West Ham on Sunday (4pm).
The Swans return to home soil following a dramatic defeat at the Etihad Stadium last time out, with caretaker boss Alan Curtis remaining in charge for the game against the Hammers.
After rescuing what looked like a deserved point against Manchester City, Swansea were undone by a last-gasp strike from Yaya Toure as they slipped to an agonising defeat.
They will now be hoping for more of the same against a West Ham side who are also searching for a return to winning ways. 
The Hammers - who have already beaten the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea this season - have won just once in their last seven league outings.

Swansea 1-1 West Ham - January 2015
West Ham 3-1 Swansea - December 2014
West Ham 2-0 Swansea - February 2014
Swansea 0-0 West Ham - October 2013
West Ham 1-0 Swansea - February 2013

Swans caretaker boss Alan Curtis: "It was a really good performance last week. The big disappointment was obviously losing the game because I felt we deserved a lot better than that.
"The players have worked extremely hard this week and they have bought into what we have asked of them. They showed that last weekend and we now have to repeat that - that is the standard we have to set ourselves."

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic: "I'm really confident for Sunday's game. If we keep the team spirit when players come back, it's all positive.
"I watched Swansea's last five games and they didn't play the best. Sometimes they showed good quality going forward but they were open at the back.
"We must be as compact as them, and then we have the quality to beat them. We have to show more quality in the final third."

  • Swansea are without a home win since August when they beat Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium
  • West Ham are yet to taste victory at the Liberty Stadium in the Premier League
  • Bafetimbi Gomis' goal against Manchester City last weekend was his first in 11 games
  • West Ham have won just once in their last seven league games
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