As the Swans face their third game in 7 days, the importance of getting some points at West Ham this weekend isn’t lost on anyone, especially as Paul Clement’s men now find themselves back in the bottom three.
A frustrating draw against Boro, followed by the gut-wrenching defeat against Spurs, has sadly seen a lot of the Jack Army given up hope of beating the drop – despite there still being 21 points to play for and there being only 2 points between the drop and the safety of 17th place.
Therefore a visit to West Ham United this weekend, on the back of a 5 game win-less streak themselves, provides the Swans with an opportunity to claw back some points and put their nearest rivals Hull City and Crystal Palace back into the relegation mire.
Last 3 Meetings at the Boleyn Ground
Premier League on 07-May-2016 – West Ham United 1 Swansea City 4
Premier League on 07-Dec-2014 – West Ham United 3 Swansea City 1
Premier League on 01-Feb-2014 – West Ham United 2 Swansea City 0
League Form Guide – Last 5 Games
Swans – LDLLW
West Ham United – LLLLL
Player Stats – Goals
Fernando Llorente – 11
Michail Antonio – 9
Player Stats – Assists
Gylfi Sigurdsson – 11
Dimitri Payet – 6 – even though he left in January!
Player Stats – Shots
Gylfi Sigurdsson – 98
Michail Antonio – 76
Player Stats – Passes
Jack Cork – 1,236
Mark Nobile – 1,329
Player Stats – Tackles
Kyle Naughton – 60
Cheikhou Kouyaté – 63
Player Stats – Saves
Lukasz Fabianski – 92
Darren Randolph – 61
Its a little known fact but the last time West Ham United lost 5 Premier League games on the trot they were relegated – in the 2010-11.
The Hammers have only lost once against the Swans in the last eight Premier League encounters (W4 D3), at the Boleyn Ground last season when they were hammered 4-1.
Mention Andy Carroll and you know he’s a thorn in the Swans side with five goals and three assists in his last 6 Premier League appearances against Swansea.
Whilst West Ham United haven’t lost six Premier League games in a row since March 2010, the Swans have never lost five in a row on the road in the Premier League. What are the odds on the game ending as a draw then!
The referee for the game is Kevin Friend, who’s current away record for Swans games is P13 W6 D2 L5.
One thing is for sure and that is that the Swans need to get some points on their first ever visit to the London Stadium, otherwise they may not be going back there next season as a Premier League team.