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West Ham primed to deepen Swansea woes

Swansea take on Sheffield Wednesday this week before their clash with the Hammers in the Premier League.

The relegation-threatened Welsh outfit could not get past the Championship outfit in the FA Cup, drawing 0-0 at Hillsborough, leading to a replay on Tuesday. 

The Swans had similar trouble against Notts County in the fourth round, though they recorded a massive 8-1 win over them in that replay after an initial 1-1 draw.

It means that manager Carlos Carvahal will have something of a dilemma on his hands.

He- he rotated initially against Wednesday and was bitten, though he must bear in mind the implications of the game against the Hammers this weekend.

Swansea are 18th after a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion at the weekend, and could slip further into the mire if they fail to get a positive result this weekend while the Irons can pull six points clear of the drop zone.

Swansea are on the ropes and have won just one of their last three Premier League games, a 1-0 victory over fellow strugglers Burnley.

The Hammers, of course, were beaten by Liverpool’s ferocious attacking force at the weekend, but this encounter with the Swans could mark a chance to turn a corner in the battle against the drop.

With the Premier League table still so tight at the bottom, any positive sequence of results could spell the difference between mid-table comfort and squeaky bum time between now and the end of the season.

A win in Wales would be a brilliant place to start.

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8 comments on “West Ham primed to deepen Swansea woes

  1. Hmmmm is it just me that feels whenever they see a post like this it usually leads to a heavy defeat against a team we should beat ?

    • Yes 32, and ayew to have a blinder,
      Not a very bright post !! What gives us a better chance to win than them at home ?
      Were west ham ffs 😕

  2. Yeh , 32 ,,, it’s that same old haunting feeling again . But I reckon the haunting should be halted this time around . We were totally outclassed against Liverpool and no amount of ifs or buts about selection would have cured anything . We couldn’t get near them and wouldn’t have got near them . We might of hoped but the reality is it was hopeless .
    But , against a team that went down 4 1 to Brighton there must surely be some justified hope of a win . This is yet another ( 4 th or 5th ) must win 6 pointer this season . One we dare not lose no matter what . Must admit the kind of post above does fill one with dread given our habit of losing as favourites . But in this case the team have a lot to prove and I’m confident they will be more than up for it . Lock that ghost in the cabinet and throw away the key . This will be our do or die day ; and I fancy us to live .

  3. Yeah, I don’t blame the post but whenever I think – surely we gotta be nailed on to win this one…thats when it goes wonky. But hey, that’s the West Ham Way. Sorry to be a miserable git. Agree that not losing might not be the most ambitious plan but critical.

  4. For the sake of the WHU mode of confidence, we should be looking to score 3..
    Moyes made a bad tactical mistake by starting the Liverpool game with Evra, instead of Antonio. Let’s hope he is a quick learner!!

  5. Or vice versa?

  6. I honestly don’t think we was that bad against Liverpool. We wasn’t great obviously, the goal that disappointed me the most was the corner kick for the first goal. I reckon if Obiang was fit he would of played instead of Mario., but I think it was more that we out classed by a better team who haven’t lost in the prem all season at home.

    We all know that no game in the prem is easily no matter who you are playing. However I do feel if we can keep Lanzni and Arnie fit, we will soon see the partnership they showed at Huddersfield away again.

    I hope they show it against Swansea, it wont be easily but I fell we do have the quality to hurt the teams around us. Its still possible to finish strong this season.


  7. One positive we can take from Liverpool game is, Lanzini came back and played 60mins. He was clearly missing match sharpness which you can understand having being our injured. I often find he take a while to get back to full sharpness once he returns for an injury.

    So its good that he didn’t appear to suffer any injures when playing and got some valuable game time, before yet another crucial game 😊.

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