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Swansea will look to take advantage of another opportunity to carry over some momentum from an excellent home performance and pick up points on the road when they go up against West Brom at the Hawthorns on Saturday.
The Swans ably demonstrated their fearsome home form as they came within inches of securing all three points against Chelsea on Tuesday before Jose Bosingwa’s late deflected effort salvaged a point for the Blues.
While Brendan Roger’s men may consider it a case of two points dropped rather than one game they have still only tasted defeat once at the Liberty Stadium, against Manchester United, while the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool have come and gone without picking up maximum points.
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It was their 3-2 victory over Arsenal last month that was perhaps their most impressive result since they become the first Welsh side to grace the Premier League, with Danny Graham’s winning effort rounding off an excellent performance that saw them out-play the Gunners for long periods of the game.
While that may have been a highlight of the season, Swansea came crashing down to earth as their ordinary form on the road continued as they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against Sunderland the week after.
Now they’ll hope they can put in a better performance off the back of a strong home result this time round, with a West Brom side struggling for home form providing them with the perfect opportunity to win only their second game on the road.
The Baggies have won just two games at the Hawthorns this season while losing seven, the second worst record in the league.
Swansea have no new injury complaints going into the game while West Brom may be without leading striker Shane Long once more as the Irish international continues to struggle with a digestive problem, while Jerome Thomas is also a doubt.
Keith Andrews and Liam Ridgewell may make their first starts for West Brom having completed their switch to the Hawthorns on transfer deadline day.