Preview - Swansea City

Team news, background information and more ahead of Sunday's Barclays Premier League fixture at the Liberty Stadium

The background

Two clubs seeking to end six-match winless runs meet at the Liberty Stadium in Sky TV’s Super Sunday 4pm kick-off.

After claiming the scalp of Chelsea in October, four draws and two defeats have followed for West Ham United, while Swansea City have picked up just one point from their last half-dozen fixtures.

The Hammers scored their second consecutive 0-0 draw at home to Stoke City last weekend, while the managerless Swans lost 2-1 at Manchester City to Yaya Toure’s last-gasp goal.

The history

West Ham and Swansea have met on 57 occasions in league and cup since a first meeting in the FA Cup first round on 7 January 1922 – a tie which ended goalless at Vetch Field.

The first league game between the two clubs came on 27 August 1932, when the club then known as Swansea Town – it did not become a city until 1969 – won 1-0 in Division Two, again at their old Vetch Field stadium.

The Hammers and the Swans have met six times in the Premier League, all in the last three seasons. West Ham have won all three home games against Swansea, and picked up two draws at the Liberty Stadium, including a point from a 1-1 stalemate last season.

Swansea scored a 3-0 victory over newly-promoted West Ham in their first-ever Premier League home match on 25 August 2012.

In all, the pair have met 57 times in league and cup, with West Ham winning 26, Swansea winning 17 and 14 matches ending in draws. West Ham have outscored Swansea 107 to 73 in those 57 matches.

The match

Team news

West Ham United

The Hammers will be without six players on Saturday, with Victor Moses, Winston Reid (both hamstring), Diafra Sakho, Manuel Lanzini and Andy Carroll (all thigh) and Dimitri Payet (ankle) all injured.

Swansea City

In contrast to their opponents, the Swans have a near clean bill of health for Sunday’s game, with only England midfielder and former West Ham schoolboy Jonjo Shelvey (calf) considered to be an injury doubt.

Match info

Swansea will be without a permanent manager for the second consecutive fixture following the departure of Garry Monk. Former Swansea, Cardiff, Southampton and Wales forward Alan Curtis will take caretaker charge.

Sunday’s match referee is Lee Mason, assisted by Adrian Holmes and Stuart Burt. The fourth official will be Simon Hooper.

West Ham have gone six league matches without a win (D4, L2), as have Swansea (D1, L5). The Swans have lost their last three league games and won just one of their last 13.

Swansea have won just three of their 16 Barclays Premier League fixtures, including two at the Liberty Stadium.

The Swans have not won away from home since 30 August, when they defeated Manchester United 2-1.

Ticketing, travel, coverage and other info

All 1,200 Standard Tickets for this match have SOLD OUT.

Rain is expected in South Wales on Sunday, with temperatures reaching a high of 11C (52F).

Fans travelling to the Liberty Stadium will be heartened by the news that road and rail services to and from Swansea are currently unaffected by major road or engineering works.

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