MATCH PREVIEW: West Ham v Swans

7th May 2016

Swansea City are aiming for a first away win against West Ham since 1956 when the two sides meet on Saturday (3pm).
The Swans head to the Boleyn Ground on the back of last weekend's victory over Liverpool - a result that guaranteed the club's Premier League safety.
Francesco Guidolin's side will now look to end the campaign on a high with games against West Ham and Manchester City - two teams still with plenty to play for.
The Hammers - enjoying a fine season under the guidance of Slaven Bilic - can still finish in the top four and are currently on a ten-game unbeaten run in the league.

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic: "At the moment, we just have one game - and that is Swansea. That must be our Champions League Final.
"Okay, Swansea won't be in the red zone, they won't be crazy for a result but sometimes, if you play with less negative pressure, you can very often produce a great performance."

Swans Head Coach Francesco Guidolin: "Both West Ham and Manchester City are competing for the top four Champions League places meaning our last two games will be very competitive.
"Both matches will be difficult but our season is not finished - we still have two very important games to play."

Swansea 0-0 West Ham (December 2015)
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)

  • Andy Carroll has scored four goals in four Premier League appearances against Swansea for the Hammers
  • West Ham United have already achieved their highest points tally in a Premier League season (59), beating their previous best of 57 in 1998/99
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson has had a hand in 41 Premier League goals for Swansea overall (25 goals, 16 assists), 10 more than any other Swans' player (Wilfried Bony is next on 31)
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