Swansea v West Ham team news and stats

Date published: Friday 18th December 2015 3:34

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Goal-shy Swansea will hope to improve their torrid recent home record when they welcome West Ham to the Liberty Stadium on Sunday (4pm).

Team news

Swansea caretaker manager Alan Curtis has no new injury worries for his second game in charge.

Jonjo Shelvey missed the 2-1 Barclays Premier League defeat at Manchester City last weekend as Curtis took charge of team affairs following the sacking of Garry Monk, but the England midfielder has now recovered from a calf injury and is available for selection.

Striker Eder (ankle) and defender Franck Tabanou (thigh) remain absent with Swansea hoping to appoint a permanent manager before the Boxing Day visit of West Brom.

Andy Carroll is likely to miss West Ham’s Barclays Premier League trip to Swansea after suffering a groin injury.

The England striker has had a torrid time with injuries since joining the Hammers but is not expected to be sidelined beyond Sunday’s game at the Liberty Stadium.

Meanwhile, boss Slaven Bilic is still without a number of definite absentees as Dimitri Payet (ankle), Winston Reid, Victor Moses (both hamstring), Diafra Sakho and Manuael Lanzini (both thigh) will not be fit in time.

Opta stats

  • The Swans have won none of their last six Premier League home games at Liberty Stadium (D3 L3), failing to score in four of those matches.
  • Andy Carroll has scored four goals in his last four Barclays Premier League appearances against Swansea City.
  • West Ham have won three and lost none of their last five Premier League games against Swansea.
  • West Ham have won four and lost just two of their last eight Premier League away games.
  • Swansea have scored the opening goal in just three Premier League games this season; less often than any other team.
  • Both Swansea and West Ham United have seen their opponents receive more red cards than any other teams in the Premier League this season (4).
  • Bafétimbi Gomis scored with four of his first 10 shots (excl. blocked) in the Premier League this season, but has since netted just one goal from 21 shots (excl. blocked).
  • Swansea have played a lower proportion of their passes in the opposition half than any other Premier League side this season (54%).
  • The Hammers have had the most goal attempts from set-piece situations in the Premier League this season (29).
  • The injured Dimitri Payet has created 47 goalscoring chances for West Ham in the Premier League this season; 27 more than any other player for the club.


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