PREVIEW: West Bromwich Albion v Swansea City
14th December 2016
Swansea City travel to West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday night aiming to build on their convincing 3-0 victory over Sunderland.
The Swans returned to winning ways on Saturday, securing a vital three points, thanks to Gylfi Sigurdsson's sixth goal of the season and another double from Spanish striker Fernando Llorente.
The result saw Bob Bradley's side leapfrog their opponents and climb outside of the relegation zone - albeit temporarily.
Another three points would be a huge boost for Swansea in what is likely to be a pivotal period of the season, but it certainly won't be a straightforward task.
Despite being edged out by league leaders Chelsea last time out, West Brom have enjoyed an impressive start to the Premier League campaign.
The Baggies find themselves eighth in the top flight and have won three from their last five league games.
Swansea will be without Ki Sung-Yueng and Federico Fernandez this afternoon as the duo continue their recovery from broken toes.
West Brom will be without right-back Craig Dawson, who will serve suspension following his fifth booking of the season during the Baggies' 1-0 defeat at Chelsea.
Chris Brunt, meanwhile, faces a late fitness test, ahead of Swansea's visit to the Hawthorns.
WHAT THEY SAID
Swans boss Bob Bradley: "The challenge of the week for us is to build on a good game, to turn that into another good effort and another win.
"We are trying to put a run together, and these are very important parts of growing as a team.
"Even after the Sunderland game, as much as we were satisfied with a lot of what we did, we were already thinking about how we could take the good parts of that performance and move them forward to make sure they continue at West Brom."
West Brom manager Tony Pulis: "Swansea have a lot of Premier League experience in their group.
"They had a smashing result against Sunderland and Wednesday night will be a really tough game for us.
"The next game is always important. Swansea are fighting for points and they have quality in their team."
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
West Brom 1-1 Swansea City (February 2016)
Swansea City 1-0 West Brom (December 2015)
West Brom 2-0 Swansea City (February 2015)
Swansea City 3-0 West Brom (August 2014)
Swansea City 1-2 West Brom (March 2014)
6 - West Brom have lost six of their previous 10 Premier League games against Swansea City (W3 D1).
3 - WBA will be looking to win three successive Premier League home matches for the first time since March 2015.
8 - Gylfi Sigurdsson has been directly involved in eight goals in his last eight Premier League appearances for Swansea City (four goals, four assists).