Swansea boss highlights Andy Carroll as West Ham’s biggest threat

West Ham - Upton Park: Boleyn Ground

West Ham United host Swansea City this weekend.

Swansea City boss Francesco Guidolin has surprisingly singled out striker Andy Carroll as West Ham United’s biggest threat to his side this weekend, the Daily Star report.

The Hammers head in to the encounter in excellent form, having gone nine league games without defeat.

During that time, the likes of Mark Noble and Dimitri Payet have been outstanding, with the latter becoming the first West Ham player since Paolo Di Canio to record ten league assists in a single campaign.

However, when asked to pinpoint the East London club’s dangerman, Guidolin instead opted for Carroll as he praised the England international striker’s superb ability in the air.

“He is strong in the air, very powerful and very difficult to mark. I like him, he is dangerous and he is an important player for West Ham who we will need to try and stop,” Guidolin told the Daily Star.

“They are a good team with important players and a good manager. They are a club with a big history."

Carroll spent the majority of the first half of the campaign in the sidelines with injury, yet since coming back in to the fold he has been progressing well and rediscovering his goal scoring touch.

Against Arsenal in a recent encounter at the Boleyn Ground, the former Newcastle United man showed what he is all about as he completely dominated the Gunners back-line and netted a superb hat-trick.

Carroll, 27, has nine Premier League goals in 24 league appearances for the Hammers this season.

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