When the Premier League fixture lists are released, meetings with Newcastle United and Liverpool are likely to be highlighted in Andy Carroll’s diary.
He probably jots down the dates for clashes with Swansea City as well, with the Welsh outfit yet to get to grips with the powerful West Ham United frontman.
They have seen enough of him to know what he is all about, but stopping him from causing damage is easier said than done.
Garry Monk found that out the hard way again on Sunday, with Carroll netting twice at Upton Park to condemn the visitors to a 3-1 defeat.
|Match||Season||Goals||Goal Assist||Aerial Won||Mins Played|
|Andy Carroll||West Ham vs Swansea||2014-2015||2||1||13||90|
|Andy Carroll||West Ham vs Swansea||2012-2013||1||0||10||90|
|Andy Carroll||West Ham vs Swansea||2013-2014||0||2||10||59|
Carroll has helped himself to three goals and three assists in 239 minutes of football against Swansea.
Those appearances have also delivered nine points, although he is yet to figure in a Premier League contest for West Ham at the Liberty Stadium.
It could be that Monk’s men fare considerably better against the threat he poses in front of their own supporters, and they will not have to wait long to prove that point as the two sides are due to meet again on January 10.