How West Ham must line up when they face Swansea City on Saturday

West Ham United will look to increase the gap between themselves and the Premier League’s relegation zone when they face strugglers Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

The Irons pulled away from the danger zone following a 2-0 win against Watford at the London Stadium last month, but they were brought back down to earth last weekend when they suffered a 4-1 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield.

The result left them just three points above the bottom three and 18th-placed Swansea City ahead of their trip to south Wales on Saturday, in what is shaping up to be a potentially huge six-pointer for both clubs in their battle for survival.

While they were comfortably beaten by Jurgen Klopp’s men last time out, the Hammers may not find life any easier against the Swans despite their lowly position in the standings – Carlos Carvalhal’s men have won six straight games on their own patch in all competitions, including the 2-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday in a FA Cup fifth round replay on Tuesday.

With that in mind, here is how West Ham must line up against Swansea on Saturday, ahead of Adrian in goal…