Preview: West Ham v Swans

30th September 2017
First team

Swansea City look to continue their promising away form when they travel to West Ham in the Premier League this afternoon (3pm).

The Swans are unbeaten on the road so far this campaign and keeping a fourth straight clean sheet here would make them only the fourth team do so in each of their first four away matches in the Premier League.

Paul Clement will be also looking for a positive response from his side at the London Stadium following the late 2-1 defeat by Watford last weekend.

Slaven Bilic’s West Ham are also eager to bounce back from a defeat, having gone down 3-2 against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur last Saturday.

Team news

The Swans have no new injury concerns with Nathan Dyer and Ki Sung-Yueng nearing comebacks. Kyle Bartley remains on the sidelines.

West Ham could welcome Michail Antonio and Manuel Lanzini back from injury, while James Collins and Edimilson Fernandes could also return from ankle problems but Pedro Obiang remains sidelined.

What they said

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic: "It's very important to get a win. Three points would lift us a few places up the table, give us confidence, stability and good motivation. I would call it crucial."

Swans boss Paul Clement: “I have seen some positive signs in training, as I did in the second half against Watford, and I am sure the positive attacking performances are not far away.”

Last six meetings

8.4.17 West Ham 1 Swans 0

26.12.16 Swans 1 West Ham 4

7.5.16 West Ham 1 Swans 4

20.12.15 Swans 0 West Ham 0

10.1.15 Swans 1 West Ham 1

7.12.14 West Ham 3 Swans 1

Last six league matches

West Ham: LLLWDL


Pre-match stats

4 - The Swans are aiming to become only the fourth team to keep clean sheets in their first four away games of a Premier League season. The others were Manchester United in 1997/98, Leicester City in 2000/01 and Chelsea in 2004/05.

8 - Andy Carroll has been involved in eight goals in six Premier League games for West Ham against Swansea.

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