Swansea City vs West Ham Team News
West Ham have given themselves some breathing space with successive Premier League victories for just the second time this season in the Christmas build-up.
Back to back match home wins against Burnley then Hull propelled Slaven Bilic’s men five points clear of the relegation place ahead of a trip to struggling Swansea onBoxing Day.
The match will kick-off at 3pm on Monday December 16 at Liberty Stadium.
West Ham will be without Diafra Sakho for the Boxing Day match at Swansea after boss Slaven Bilic confirmed that the striker could be out for six to eight weeks due to a back injury.
The Senegal international has only made two appearances during his injury plagued season but was substituted during the draw against Manchester United last month.
Midfielder Gokhan Tore is still out with a knee problem, Pedro Obiang is suspended and Reece Oxford ( anke ) and Simone Zara ( knee ) remain sidelined, while defender James Collins is a doubt as he continues his recovery from a muscular injury.
Manager : Slaven Bilic ( West Ham )
Provisional squad : Randolph, Adrian, Collins, Ogbonna, Reid, Kouyate, Masuaku, Antonio, Cresswell, Noble, Fernandes, Nordtveit, Payet, Lanzini, Feghouli, Ayew, Carroll, Fletcher.
Swansea have broken toe victims Federico Fernandez and Ki Sung-yueng available for the Boxing Day home clash with West Ham.
Fernandez is a real contender to return in central defence on the back of Swansea conceding six goal in defeats at West Brom and Middlesbrough.
Ki might have to settle for a palace on the bench, but Kyle Naughton and Jack Cork are possible options with under pressure manager Bob Bradley considering changes.
Manager : Bob Bradley ( Swansea )
Provisional squad :
Fabianski, Naughton, Mawson, Fernandez, Taylor, Britton, Cork, Barrow, Routledge, Sigurdsson, Llorente, Nordfeldt, Rangel, Van der Hoorn, Amat, Fulton, Fer, Kingsley, Dye, Montero, Borjo, McBurnie.
Head To Head League Record
West Ham wins : 22
Swansea wins : 16
Draws : 12
Recent league from ( latest result first )
West Ham : WWDLD
Swansea : LLWLW