PREVIEW: Swans v West Ham

27th October 2013


The Swans go in search of back-to-back league wins for the first time in nearly a year when they host West Ham on Sunday (4pm).

Michael Laudrup's side last recorded consecutive Premier League victories when they beat West Brom and Arsenal back in December 2012.

But following last weekend's win over Sunderland, they now face a West Ham side that have won just once in their last seven games.

And the home side will be looking to put the disappointing midweek result in Europe behind them as they return to domestic matters.

The Swans were denied a third straight win in the Europa League as Kuban Krasnodar scored a stoppage-time equaliser at the Liberty Stadium.

West Ham, meanwhile, were beaten by Manchester City last weekend and currently sit two points behind Laudrup's men in the table.

The corresponding fixture last season saw the Swans run out 3-0 winners as they temporarily went top of the Premier League.


TEAM NEWS

The Swans could welcome back Pablo Hernandez after illness and injury, but the home side will be without Ben Davies.

Ashley Williams remains a doubt despite returning to training this week.

Meanwhile, West Ham could name the same side that lost to Manchester City last week, but Carlton Cole is not match fit.


MATCH STATS

  • West Ham have not won back-to-back Barclays Premier League away games since December 2007
  • The last three competitive meetings between Swansea and West Ham have seen the home side win whilst keeping a clean sheet
  • There have been just four goals scored in the last four Premier League away games that West Ham have played, with three of those goals coming for the Hammers at Tottenham
  • West Ham have won six points fewer after eight games this season (8) than they had in 2012-13 (14)
  • There have been more goals scored at the Liberty Stadium this season (16) than at any other Premier League ground