Preview: West Ham United v Swansea City

West Ham United will be desperate to find a win when they host fellow relegation candidates Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Hammers have been on a rapid decline over the last few weeks. They occupied ninth position in the standings at the beginning of March, but have dropped to 15th position ahead of the weekend's clash.

Manager Slaven Bilic's charges have not won in their last seven games and have now lost five on the spin, following the 3-0 defeat against Arsenal on Wednesday.

Despite the poor run, Bilic has backed his side to turn it around. He told the press: "We've got the belief. If you've got belief, you can win the confidence back. We believe we can win on Saturday."

In team news, Bilic is confident Andy Carroll and Michail Antonio will be fit to play after recovering from their ailments, but Aaron Cresswell is out.

Meanwhile, the Swans are in a similar situation, having failed to win in their last four games, losing three. The run has seen them slip from 15th down to 18th on the table.

Their last game saw them lose 3-1 to Tottenham, who scored three goals in the last six minutes to wipe out Swansea's early lead.

"It's very tight at the moment," Swansea manager Paul Clement told Sky Sports after the Spurs game. "There are seven games left for us, games we believe we can win.

"If we perform like we did tonight it can give us confidence. It was just that last moments of the game we couldn't see out."

On the team news front, Swansea are still without the services of full-back Angel Rangel and Nathan Dyer.

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