MATCH PREVIEW: West Ham v Swans

7th December 2014

The Swans go in search of their second away win of the season when they face West Ham on Sunday (1.30pm).
Garry Monk's side travel to the Boleyn Ground after a draw against Crystal Palace and a win over QPR in the last week.
Swansea are just three points off fourth place in the Premier League, while West Ham lie fifth after a fine start to the season.
Sam Allardyce's side have been in good form of late, picking up back-to-back wins over Newcastle and West Brom to propel themselves up to fifth place.

West Ham are hopeful that Diafra Sakho and Alex Song will be available after injury, while Mark Noble could well be ruled out with a calf problem.
The Swans have no fresh injury concerns, but Neil Taylor misses out through suspension after picking up five bookings.

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce: "It's been a busy week and we've got six points so far so we're all happy with that.
"However, I think Sunday's game is the biggest test of them all. Three games in eight days is a big test but we're approaching it with confidence. If we win what a great week it would've been for us."

Swans boss Garry Monk: "I've watched a lot of them (West Ham) this season and it is great credit to their manager that they are where they are. 
"But it is another tough game for us and a difficult place to. It's also a great place to play football because they have good fans and the atmosphere is always great there and hopefully we can go there and put a performance on."

  • West Ham have won nine and lost none of their last 11 home games against Swansea in all competitions
  • 15 of Swansea's 19 league goals this season have been either scored or assisted by one of Wilfried Bony or Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • Sigurdsson has eight assists in the Premier League this season; only Cesc Fabregas (10) has more
  • West Ham's tally of 24 points from 14 matches represents their best start to a Premier League campaign. The last time they had a better tally in the top flight was in 1983-84 (29 points)
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