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  • August 25, 2012
  • • 7:45 AM
  • • Liberty Stadium, Swansea
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Premier League Preview: Swansea - West Ham

Premier League Preview: Swansea - West Ham

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The new Swans boss will be hoping to make it back-to-back victories after thumping QPR 5-0 on the opening day, but Sam Allardyce's Hammers also got off to a winning start

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

SWANSEA CITY

Vorm
Rangel, Tate, Williams, Taylor 
Britton, Michu, De Guzman 
Routledge, Dyer, Graham
WEST HAM

Jaaskelainen
Demel, Tomkins, Reid, McCartney
Diame, Noble, Nolan
Vaz Te, Cole, Jarvis

Swans boss, Michael Laudrup confirmed that summer signing Chico missed training on Thursday after suffering from a knock picked up against QPR and he remains a doubt for the visit of the Hammers.

However, the Swans' boss revealed that Scott Sinclair would be in contention to start at the weekend following his goal last weekend in spite of being linked with Manchester City.

The winger has confirmed he will not sign a new contract at the Liberty Stadium, but Laudrup says that while Sinclair remains a Swansea player, then he will be available for selection.

Jack Collison (knee) is the Hammers' only injury concern, the Welsh midfielder is unlikely to recover in time to feature.

Matt Jarvis sealed his move to Upton Park on Friday, in time to be registered for the game, and he may well come straight into the side as Sam Allardyce chases goals.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The last time Swansea and West Ham met in a league encounter was in the 1992-93 season at the Vetch Field, when the Hammers ran out comfortable 5-1 winners in the old First Division.
  • The sides last met in the 1998-99 season, when Swansea won 1-0 in an FA Cup Third Round replay to dump Harry Redknapp's side out of the competition.
  • Swansea became the first club from the bottom division of English football to knock a Premier League club out of the FA Cup since the league's restructure in 1992 on that evening. Harry Redknapp's side went onto finish fifth and win the Intertoto Cup the following season.
  • The two sides have met a total of 51 times in all competitions, with Swansea having won 16, 12 having been drawn and West Ham winning 23.
  • The highest scoring game between the two clubs was in 1934-35, when the Swans ran out narrow 5-4 winners in the old Second Division.
  • Swansea's stunning 5-0 rout of QPR (right) earned them the season's first LMA Performance of the Week award.

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1Michel VormGoalkeeper
3Neil TaylorDefender
4ChicoDefender
6Ashley WilliamsDefender
22Ángel RangelDefender
7Leon BrittonMidfielder
5MichuMidfielder
12Nathan DyerMidfielder
15Wayne RoutledgeMidfielder
33Jonathan De GuzmánMidfielder
9Danny GrahamStriker
25Gerhard TremmelGoalkeeper
5Alan TateDefender
33Ben DaviesDefender
26Kemy AgustienMidfielder
27Mark GowerMidfielder
33Stephen Dobbie Striker
8Luke MooreStriker
22Jussi JaaskelainenGoalkeeper
2Winston ReidDefender
3George McCartneyDefender
5James TomkinsDefender
19James CollinsDefender
20Guy DemelDefender
4Kevin NolanMidfielder
7Matthew JarvisMidfielder
16Mark NobleMidfielder
21Mohamed DiameMidfielder
9Carlton ColeStriker
13Stephen HendersonGoalkeeper
17Joey O'BrienDefender
7Matthew TaylorMidfielder
23Alou DiarraMidfielder
23Nicky MaynardStriker
12Ricardo Vaz TeStriker
11Modibo MaigaStriker

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