West Ham vs Swansea City prediction

West Ham know results against the likes of Saturday’s opponents Swansea City could prove crucial as they continue to battle at the wrong end of the Premier League table.

The Hammers were perhaps unlucky to leave empty-handed against Tottenham, having started and ended the 3-2 defeat strongly, but will not be buoyed by the presence of Michail Antonio this weekend.

Swansea suffered a morale-sapping last-minute loss to Watford at home last time out and both teams, with just one win to their names after six games, will be desperate for three points against a possible relegation come comes the latter stages of the season.

Start time

West Ham host Swansea City at the London Stadium with kick-off scheduled for 3pm on Saturday, September 30.

Team news

Manuel Lanzini and Michail Antonio are in the West Ham squad for the visit of Swansea.

Lanzini is fit after a month out with a knee injury and Antonio has shrugged off the groin problem which forced him off against Tottenham last weekend.

Pedro Obiang is still missing with a muscle injury and James Collins has ankle trouble.

Provisional squad: Hart, Adrian, Zabaleta, Byram, Masuaku, Cresswell, Reid, Ogbonna, Fonte, Rice, Kouyate, Noble, Lanzini, Arnautovic, Antonio, Ayew, Carroll, Sakho, Hernandez.

Swansea skipper Leon Britton is under consideration for a Premier League return. The veteran’s only appearance this season came on the opening day at Southampton but he has now made a full recovery from a knee injury as head coach Paul Clement considers his midfield options.

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On-loan Renato Sanches and Tammy Abraham could also return as Ki Sung-yueng (knee) and Nathan Dyer (Achilles) prepare to build their fitness in an under-23 game against Celtic.

Provisional squad: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Van der Hoorn, Mawson, Olsson, Clucas, Carroll, Ayew, Abraham, Bony, Sanches, Nordfeldt, Rangel, Britton, Mesa, Fer, Fulton, Narsingh, Routledge, McBurnie.

Predicted line-ups

West Ham starting XI: Hart; Fonte, Reid, Ogbonna; Zabaleta, Noble, Kouyate, Cresswell; Ayew, Chicharito, Arnautovic

Swansea starting XI: Fabianski; Van der Hoorn, Fernandez, Mawson; Naughton, Sanches, Clucas, Carroll, Olsson; Bony, Abraham