Michael Laudrup takes his Liberty Stadium side to East London.
With only two wins in their previous 10 Premier League games, this is a crucial fixture for West Ham, who are seven points above the bottom three. They are boosted both by hanging on to Mohamed Diamé and also the return to fitness of Andy Carroll, who could start after coming off the bench during Wednesday’s defeat at Fulham. Swansea, however, are unbeaten in seven and will be no pushovers – Michu will fancy ending a run of five games without a goal against a defence that has conceded 12 times in its past four matches.
Venue Upton Park, Saturday 3pm
Last season n/a
Referee Lee Probert
This season’s matches 15 Y46, R1, 3.13 cards per game
Subs from Spiegel, C Cole, Collison, Maïga, Vaz Tê, Taylor, Pogatetz, O’Neil, Maguire, Spence, Chamakh, Wellington, Fanimo, Driver, Moncur
Injured Collins (hamstring, 25 Feb), McCartney (knee, Mar), Potts (concussion, unknown)
Form guide LLDLWL
Disciplinary record Y46 R1
Leading scorer Nolan 6
Subs from Cornell, Bartley, Tate, Dyer, Lamah, Monk, Shechter, Moore, Situ, Tiendalli, Gower, Lucas, Donnelly
Injured Vorm (knee, 9 Feb), Agustien, (ankle, 24 Feb), Taylor (ankle, May)
Form guide DWDDWD
Disciplinary record Y42 R2
Leading scorer Michu 13
Swansea beat West Ham 3-0 in their only previous Premier League meeting, which came last August.
The Swans have not won on any of their last nine visits in all competitions. Their last victory was a 2-1 success in August 1956.
West Ham have had just one win in their last nine league matches. They have lost three of the last four.
The Hammers have only claimed eight points from the last 36 available.
West Ham have won just one of their 11 matches against top-half teams this season (W1, D3, L7).
Andy Carroll has scored once in his last 17 Premier League matches.
Swansea are unbeaten in seven league games.
The Swans have kept five clean sheets away from home in the league this season and conceded just nine away goals – they are the only team yet to concede double figures away from home in the Premier League.
Three of Swansea’s last four away matches have been 0-0 draws.
Michu has scored four league goals in London this season.
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