West Ham are still eyeing an unlikely top four finish but will need to overcome a Swansea side who have secured their place in next year’s Premier League, in what will be an emotional affair with this being the last weekend game played at the Boleyn Ground.
The Hammers need to win all of their remaining fixtures and hope teams above them drop points if they are to secure a Champions League spot, with a place in the Europa League looking more likely.
After a run of four straight draws, the Hammers have recorded back-to-back wins, including an impressive 3-0 victory against West Brom at the Hawthorns last weekend – captain Mark Noble has also hit unusual goalscoring form, scoring four times in those two successes.
Slaven Bilic’s side have only lost twice at home this season so will feel confident facing a Swansea side who have been beaten ten times away from home.
After a good run of form at the start of 2016, the Welsh outfit have secured their place for next season’s Premier League but proved they are not yet on their holidays after an impressive 3-1 win over Liverpool at the Liberty Stadium last time out.
Captain Ashley Williams, who has missed just seven Premier League games in five seasons, has been given a break by manager Francesco Guidolin for the remaining two matches this term, with the Welshman also set to feature for his country at the European Championships in France next month.
The Hammers go into this fixture without goalkeeper Adrian, who has suffered a calf injury that could keep him out for the rest of the season, with Darren Randolph set to deputise between the sticks.
The visitors on the other hand have plenty of injury concerns to worry about, with Neil Taylor and Gylfi Sigurdsson both missing the trip to London with groin and shoulder injuries respectively.
The Swans have also been monitoring Leroy Fer and Jefferson Montero, who both are slight doubts for this fixture with minor niggles, while striker Alberto Paloschi is also still out with a hamstring injury which looks set to keep him sidelined until next season.
League Positions: West Ham – 6th (59 pts); Swansea – 13th (43 pts)
Previous Meeting: Swansea 0-0 West Ham (December 20, 2015)
Form: West Ham – DDDDWW; Swansea – WDWLLW
Key Men: West Ham – Dimitri Payet; Swansea – Andre Ayew
Shoot Says: West Ham 3-1 Swansea