Fourteen months ago, club-record signing Matt Jarvis made his West Ham United debut at Swansea City.

The Hammers' first away game following their return to the Premier League did not go to plan for Jarvis and his new team-mates, however, as defensive errors and wasteful finishing saw the Swans run out 3-0 winners.

On Sunday, Jarvis and company will return to the Liberty Stadium planning to make a better fist of things second time around.

"It was definitely a tough time there last season but obviously this season we're going to be going there with a slightly different and hopefully stronger squad, so hopefully we'll be able to build on our performance and result at Tottenham," the No7 told West Ham TV.

"Swansea are a very good passing team and that all work well together. They inter-link and everybody moves around the pitch to create space for others, so they are really well-drilled and we'll have to be on our game."

Following Sunday's trip to South Wales, West Ham will return to action 52 hours later at Turf Moor, where they will take on Sky Bet Championship leaders Burnley in the Capital One Cup fourth round.

The Clarets have been in outstanding form this term, winning 12 of their 15 matches in all competitions, including the last seven, and losing just once - at Brighton and Hove Albion back on 24 August.

Jarvis played alongside no fewer than four Burnley players at former club Wolverhampton Wanderers - centre-back and captain Jason Shackell, midfielder David Jones, winger Michael Kightly and striker Sam Vokes - and the winger is looking forward to facing them on Tuesday evening.

"It's not going to be easy at all, and it's a tough place to go," Jarvis conceded. "I've played there a few times and I know a few of their players as well and they really have started well, so it will be a tough game.

"Their two strikers [Vokes and Danny Ings] are scoring goals, which always helps the team and that's why they are at the top of the league.

"It's quite a testing schedule playing Sunday and Tuesday, but we have to do that and we have got a great squad, so if the manager wants to change it up, then whoever plays will be good enough to go and get a win."

Looking further forward, West Ham host Aston Villa in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday 2 November, continuing a run of games that Jarvis and his team-mates will believe they can win.

After the Kids for a Quid visit of Villa, the Hammers host Chelsea, Fulham and Sunderland before Christmas, while they also travel to Norwich City and Crystal Palace ahead of the festive season.

"We have to get back to winning ways at home in front of our crowd, so hopefully the Villa game can be one where we can do that," said Jarvis. "We'll be aiming to pick up points from those games to make up for the ones we missed out on during the first eight games.

"We'll be taking it step by step but we have got a run of games we really hope we can make the most of and that will be starting at Swansea."

On a personal level, Jarvis has been among the substitutes for the previous two league games, having started the first six. He is naturally determined to win his place back in Sam Allardyce's starting XI.

"Of course, you always want to play every week," he stated. "When you are out of the side, you want to be in it and when you are in it, you want to stay in it. It's one of those times when, if you get a chance you have to take it.

"Hopefully I can contribute to the way we are playing, because that is what I can do for the team, getting in behind teams and using my pace to counter-attack. If I am involved, then hopefully that's what I'll be able to do."

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