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Managerless Swansea City welcome Slaven Bilic’s West Ham United to the Liberty Stadium this weekend. If previous games between the two are anything to go by, this super Sunday clash has all the makings of being a real ding-dong battle in South Wales.

It’s a huge game for all concerned, with both sides looking to get back to winning ways. The Swans, who are obviously without a manager after parting ways with the popular Garry Monk after the 3-0 home defeat to Leicester City earlier in the month, haven’t won since beating Aston Villa 2-1 in late October.

Although West Ham’s form is much better than Swansea’s in recent weeks, the Hammers are also in desperate need of the three points. Since superbly seeing off Chelsea on the same day that the Swans beat Villa, Bilic’s troops have drawn four and lost two of their subsequent six games.

The last few times these two have gone head-to-head, they’ve been feisty affairs to say the least – this one is nicely poised for more of the same.

The Irons done some excellent transfer business in the summer, adding quality to an already very good squad. However, they will be without the influential Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini for their trip to Wales on Sunday.

Nevertheless, the east London club still have players who are more than capable of hurting the Swans – we take a look at three West Ham United players Swansea should be looking out for the most this weekend.

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Garry Monk’s Swansea City travel to Anfield this Sunday to take on Jurgen Klopp’s in-form Liverpool.

Both sides go into Sunday’s contest in a compete contrast of form. The Swans have tasted just one Premier League victory in nine, whilst the Reds have won their last five games out of six in all competitions.

Undoubtedly, since Klopp took over the managerial reigns in mid-October, the whole club seems to have had a massive lift, and the German is starting to stamp his authority at Anfield.

As for the Swans, Garry Monk’s side are in desperate need of some sort of reprieve. The only three points they’ve managed since late August was a somewhat fortuitous 2-1 win at bottom of the table Aston Villa at the end of last month.

Nevertheless, as they say in football, form is temporary, class is permanent – and Swansea still have the players within their ranks that can hurt Liverpool this weekend.

We take a look at three key battlegrounds in Sunday’s vital Premier League clash in Merseyside.

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Garry Monk takes his Swansea City troops to Anfield this weekend to take on an in-form Liverpool side.

After winning just one Premier League game in nine, a trip to Anfield to face a revitalised Liverpool who are just starting to find their feet under Jurgen Klopp, would not be first-choice on Monk’s list of opponents at present.

Despite a mini set-back when they were beaten at home by Crystal Palace a couple of weeks ago, things are going superbly well for the new Reds boss at Anfield. In the short time he’s been Liverpool manager, Klopp has already orchestrated away wins at Chelsea and Manchester City, as well as gaining good results at White Hart Lane and in Europe.

After the Merseyside club’s stunning display at the Etihad Stadium last weekend, added to the fact Swansea are in such a poor run of results, Liverpool will be strong favourites to get the three points.

However, even Klopp admitted himself that Liverpool are not perfect, and believe it or not, there are still weaknesses in their team that the Swans could exploit this weekend.

We pick out the three main weaknesses within the Reds’ team.

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After drawing 2-2 with Bournemouth on the weekend, next up for Garry Monk’s Swansea City is a trip to Anfield to take on a buoyant and revitalised Liverpool.

The Swans were held by relegation-threatened Bournemouth on Saturday – and if it wasn’t for a first-half comeback, the Cherries could well have taken all three points.

For large parts of the contest, Howe’s side were the better team. They had more of the ball, more shots at goal, and they will certainly feel aggrieved that they didn’t take maximum points back to Dean Court with them.

Unfortunately for the Swans, a trip to Anfield to take on an in-form Liverpool side isn’t exactly ideal right now. Jurgen Klopp’s side are fresh off the back of a master-class performance, which saw them comfortably see off Manchester City 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening.

The Reds were a class above City, and in truth, they could quite easily have scored more than just the four.

A trip to Anfield is tough at any given time, but a trip to face a Liverpool side who are starting to find their feet under a world-class manager is an ominous sign for anyone.

We take a look at what Swansea can learn from the Reds’ faultless display in Manchester, and what threats they will cause the Swans this weekend.

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Swansea City entertain Bournemouth this weekend, with both sides eager to claim all three points.

Currently, the Swans and the Cherries are two of the Premier League’s most out-of-form teams. Garry Monk’s side have tasted just one victory success in eight league games, whilst Eddie Howe’s troops haven’t won since beating Sunderland 2-0 at home in mid-September – I think it’s fair to say that both sides are in somewhat of a crisis at present.

Bournemouth’s struggle is not too surprising. They are Premier League new boys, and the majority of promoted clubs struggle to adapt to the pace and rigours of the Premier League.

But as for the Swans, their plight has been a shock and a real wake-up call for Monk and co. After starting the season so brightly, Swansea have gone off the boil at a rate of knots. Since beating Manchester United at the end of August, the Swans have only won once since, that came against struggling Aston Villa last month.

Nevertheless, we’re going to focus on Bournemouth, and what kind of a threat they will pose on Saturday. Even though the Championship champions currently occupy a place in the relegation zone, they still have players who are more than capable of troubling the Swans at the Liberty this weekend.

We take a look at three Bournemouth players who Swansea need to watch out for the most tomorrow.

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Garry Monk’s Swansea City welcome Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth to the Liberty Stadium this Saturday.

Both sides are in desperate need of a win – the Swans have won just once in eight Premier League games, and the Cherries have lost their last five matches on the bounce in all competitions.

After encouraging starts to the season, both the Swans and the Championship champions’ campaigns have tailed off drastically.

Monk’s side won two and drew two of their opening four league games, including an excellent point at Chelsea and another memorable win over Manchester United. However, just one Premier League win has followed since.

Bournemouth won two of their opening six league games, but haven’t won since. In fact, the Cherries have lost five of their last six Premier League games and are no doubt in freefall.

We take a look at the five key factors that could potentially decide Saturday’s crucial game in South Wales.

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This weekend, Garry Monk’s Swansea City welcome Arsenal to the Liberty Stadium for another crucial Premier League clash.

Both sides go into tomorrow’s contest on the back of good wins. Swansea put their bad run of results to bed with an extremely hard-fought 2-1 victory at Villa Park. An expertly taken free kick from Gylfi Sigurdsson and a late tap in by the influential Andre Ayew turned the game on it’s head and gave the Swans an invaluable three points.

Even though a young Arsenal team fell to somewhat surprising 3-0 Capital One Cup defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in midweek, the Gunners head to South Wales in fine form. Arsene Wenger’s men have won their last four league games on the bounce, as well as seeing off Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

It’s always an intriguing contest when these two sides take to the field, you never know quite what to expect. We take a look at 5 key stats that could decide the game.

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After finally putting their bad run to bed with a hard-fought and much-needed win at Aston Villa last weekend, Swansea City welcome an in-form Arsenal side to the Liberty Stadium this Saturday.

The Gunners are flying high joint-top of the table, currently level on points with Manchester City. Arsene Wenger’s side have won their last four Premier League games on the spin, and haven’t lost a league game since a 2-0 defeat at Chelsea in mid-September.

The Swans also go into Saturday’s contest in high spirits. Despite gaining just two points from a possible 15 prior to the Aston Villa match, Swansea’s win at Villa Park is exactly what Garry Monk and co needed going into Saturday’s showdown with the Gunners.

Despite a midweek setback in the League Cup, when a young Arsenal team crashed to a surprising 3-0 defeat to Championship side Sheffield Wednesday, Wenger’s troops will travel to the Liberty Stadium in fine fettle and looking to take maximum points back with them.

However, there are still weaknesses in the Arsenal team that the Swans must exploit this weekend if they want to get anything from the game. We take a look at the north London club’s three main weaknesses ahead of their trip to South Wales.

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Swansea City’s next Premier League opponents are Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium this Saturday. We take a look at what the Swans can learn from the Gunners’ last matchup against Everton.

Firstly, Swansea will be heading into the fixture with Arsenal in high spirits. Garry Monk’s side finally put their bad run to bed with an extremely hard-fought 2-1 win over Aston Villa last Saturday.

It was by no means a convincing Swans display, but goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Andre Ayew cancelled out Jordan Ayew’s opener to turn the game on its head and seal a much-needed three points for Swansea. The Swans’ win at Villa Park was their first Premier League win in six, moving them up to 12th in the process. As for this weekend’s visitors, Arsene Wenger’s side are on fire at the moment. Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny struck for the Gunners to see off the Toffees 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Arsenal’s win briefly put them top of the table, but Manchester City’s draw with neighbours Manchester United means they go into Saturday’s contest level on points with City at the top.

We dissect the Gunners’ 2-1 win over Roberto Martinez’s side, and see what the Swans can learn from the fixture.

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Garry Monk takes his Swansea City troops to Villa Park this Saturday as the Swans look for their first win in six Premier League games.

They travel to an Aston Villa side who are without a league victory since the opening day of the season. Both clubs are in desperate need of the three points at Villa Park on Saturday, and it has all the makings of being a very tense and tight affair.

After a blistering start to the campaign, Swansea have lost four of their last six games in all competitions since beating Manchester United 2-1 in late August. Monk’s side have since lost against Watford, Southampton and most recently Stoke City – they were also dumped out of the Capital One Cup by Championship side Hull City.

Despite still going strong in the League Cup, the Villans have lost their last five Premier League games on the bounce and currently sit second from bottom in the league table.

It’s undoubtedly going to be a huge clash at Villa Park this Saturday – we take a look a three major factors between the two sides ahead of Swansea’s visit to Aston Villa.

NEXT: Swansea’s Recent Record Against Villa



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