Slaven Bilic on what West Ham must do to secure win against Swansea

Slaven Bilic

West Ham United will face Swansea City in the Premier League this weekend.

Slaven Bilic has highlighted on West Ham United’s official website what they must do to secure victory against Swansea City on Sunday.

The Hammers travel to the manager-less Swans looking to turn around a run of bad form which has seen them go without a win in six games in Premier League.

Their last victory came against Chelsea back in October, with them having lost two and drawn four since then.

West Ham will be confident of getting a result at the Liberty Stadium though, with Swansea sitting outside of the relegation zone on goal difference alone, level with Norwich City in 18th.

Bilic though, is taking nothing for granted, and has highlighted just what his side must do to secure all three points.

“The keys to beating Swansea? I watched their last five games and they played really good,” he told whufc.com.

“In some of those games they didn’t play the best, in some of them they were unlucky and in some of them they showed really top quality up the front, but they were very open at the back.”

“We have to be as compact and as good at the back and as patient as them to stop them, and then we have the quality to beat them. [The] we have to show more quality in the final third and I’m sure we are going to show that in this game.”

If West Ham are to rediscover their fine form from earlier in the campaign, they will desperately need some of their squad players to step up their performances.

Several stars are currently out injured for the Hammers at the moment, with the likes of Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini and Victor Moses sorely missed in the side.

They, and others, were pivotal to the strong start Slaven Bilic’s side enjoyed, but their absence has hit them hard.

It does however mean there is a chance for the likes of Michail Antonio to step up and claim a role, and Hammers fans will be hoping they can do so this week

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