Enner Valencia explains how West Ham United will play v Swansea City

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Enner Valencia looks ahead to West Ham United’s Premier League clash against Swansea City today.

West Ham United forward Enner Valencia has explained how his side need to play against Swansea City today.

The Hammers will take on the Swans at the Boleyn Ground in the Premier League this afternoon.

Both sides have played entertaining and passing football, and fit-again Valencia expects that pattern to continue today.

“They are a team that like to keep possession of the ball and they will try to keep it and build play,” the 25-year-old told West Ham’s official website.

“What we have to do is press them in their half of the pitch and try to get the ball and play our game and hopefully we will do our best."

Valencia has been struggling with injuries of late, but he has fully recovered and is expected to start today.

“I'm happy to be back,” said the Ecuador international. “It was good to play a game again and it is good to be ready for the squad to play against Swansea.

"We have had a few injuries in the last few weeks to important players for the team, but the people who came into the starting XI and as substitutes have done well.”

West Ham will head into the match placed fifth in the Premier League table with 24 points from 14 matches, while Swansea are two points behind them in eighth.

Sam Allardyce’s side will probably be favourites for the match, but given the way that the Swans have been playing this campaign, they should not be written off just yet.

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