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West Ham returns to the Premier League for the first time in more than two weeks, when they host Burnley at the London Stadium.
The Hammers were successful at Goodison Park last time around, beating Everton 1-0 thanks to a goal from Tomas Soucek. This success was then followed by a narrow victory over Stockport in the FA Cup, extending their run to four unbeaten in all competitions.
Burnley’s poor start to the season has been tackled in recent weeks, and Sean Dyche’s side will be confident to take points from a side they have been doing well against in recent times. Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes have traditionally been a big problem for the West Ham defense, and they will again be wanted for goals in an effort to get more out of the relegation zone.
Here is 90 minutes game preview.
What time is the kick-off? 3:00 p.m. (GMT)
Where is it played? London stadium
TV channel? Amazon Prime (UK), Peacock Premium (US)
Arbitrator? Chris Kavanagh
VAR? Simon hooper
West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is expected to be fit to reclaim his place in goal after a thigh problem forced him to withdraw from the game with Everton on New Years Day.
Michail Antonio is still not 100% fit, but he will likely regain the lead now that Sebastien Haller has left for Ajax, when there could be another chance from the start for Said Benrahma. Arthur Masuaku is injured in his knee and Fabian Balbuena is self-isolating after coming in close contact with a positive COVID-19 test.
Burnley is almost complete for his trip to the Capital, so any changes Dyche makes will likely be tactical rather than forced. James Tarkowski and Ben Mee will team up in central defense, a huge boost given the statistical and results-based improvement.
West Ham: (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, soucek; Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Antonio
Burnley (4-4-2): Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters; Brady, Brownhill, Westwood, McNeil; Barnes, Wood
Stockport 0-1 West Ham – FA Cup third round – 11/01
Everton 0-1 West Ham – premier league – 01/01
Southampton 0-0 West Ham – premier league – 12/29
West Ham 2-2 Brighton – premier league – 12/27
Chelsea 3-0 West Ham – premier league – 12/21
Burnley 0-1 Man Utd – premier league – 12/01
Burnley 1-1 MK Donations (AET 4-3 pens) – FA Cup third round – 09/01
Burnley 1-0 Sheffield United – premier league – 12/29
Leeds 1-0 Burnley – premier league – 12/27
Burnley 2-1 Wolves – premier league – 12/21
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It’s been almost three weeks since West Ham played a home game, compared to the same time since Burnley was on the road.
Inevitably, this will likely lead to a close game, with both teams difficult to break. The chances might be limited, and while the hosts should have more opportunities in front of the goal, there is every chance that the threat of visitors in the air could gain a share of the loot.
Prediction: West Ham 1-1 Burnley