West Ham Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Swansea City

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All you need to know as the Hammers prepare to take on the Swans in a relegation six-pointer in Wales

West Ham travel to take on Swansea City this weekend in a game they simply dare not lose.

The two sides are separated by just three points in the Premier League, but Carlos Carvalhal's side are 18th, and truly stuck in the relegation mire.

Thus a Hammers loss could see them pulled into genuine trouble and, following a 4-1 thumping at the hands of Liverpool last weekend, they do not want to make a habit of adding losses on top of losses.

West Ham injuries

Manuel Lanzini returned against the Reds and, following a week of training, should be a healthier prospect against Swansea.

Patrice Evra suffered a gruesome shin injury on his debut against Liverpool but remains in contention to play in Wales.

Andy Carroll, Pedro Obiang and Edimilson Fernandes are all on the long-term injury list.

West Ham suspensions

Arthur Masuaku remains suspended after receiving a six-game ban for spitting.

West Ham team news

While Marko Arnautovic started up front against Liverpool, Javier Hernandez should start against Swansea, as he offers a more potent goal threat.

Arnautovic and Manuel Lanzini should provide support, though that would mean Joao Mario dropping to the bench.

Evra made his debut against the Reds and will likely continue at left-back, provided he recovers from his shin injury in time.

Substitute Michail Antonio scored the Hammers' only goal at Anfield, and could start this time around at the expense of Pablo Zabaleta.

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Swansea team news

Swansea are dealing with a number of injury issues, as they go into this must-win encounter.

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January signing Wilfried Bony remains out with a serious knee injury, while midfielder Leroy Fer is also on the shelf for the rest of the season due to an Achilles problem.

Angel Rangel and Renato Sanches also remain sidelined with groin and hamstring injuries respectively. Andre Ayew will play against his former club.

TV channel & kick-off time

The match kicks off at 15:00 GMT on Saturday, with no live television coverage available in the UK.

Best Opta match facts

  • After beating them 4-1 in the penultimate match at Upton Park in May 2016, Swansea have lost each of their last three Premier League meetings with West Ham United.

  • West Ham are unbeaten in four top-flight league visits to the Liberty Stadium since losing their first-such match there (0-3 in August 2012), drawing three before winning 4-1 in this exact fixture last season.

  • Andre Ayew has scored two goals in the last four Premier League meetings between these sides; once for Swansea in May 2016 before switching to West Ham that summer and once for West Ham in this exact fixture last season.

  • The Hammers have scored in each of their last 11 Premier League games; the second longest current run in the division (Tottenham, 16) and their second best ever such run in the competition (18 between February-September 2016).