Sunday 07


Burnley v West Ham United Team News

8th November 2019, 16:52 by James Mason

Burnley and West Ham United will both be looking to get back to winning ways when they meet at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Burnley suffered a disappointing 3-0 defeat against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane last time out, making it three losses in a row, and the Clarets have slipped to 14th place in the Premier League standings heading into this weekend’s fixture.

Sean Dyche’s men have won two of their last three matches at Turf Moor though, suggesting they may have a greater chance of getting back to winning ways on Saturday, and the hosts are set to welcome back New Zealand international Chris Wood, who penned a new deal until 2023 on Friday.

The 27-year-old striker has missed the last two games with a hamstring problem but he is set to return to face West Ham, a team he has a 100 percent scoring record against after netting in each of his four appearances against them.

Ashley Barnes, who signed a new contract until 2020 on Thursday, is set to partner Wood up front, while midfield pair Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Danny Drinkwater are on the comeback trail after suffering with hamstring and ankle injuries respectively.

West Ham’s form has dipped dramatically after a strong start to the campaign and they are without a win in six games in all competitions, which has seen the club drop to 13th position and heap the pressure on Chilean tactician Manuel Pellegrini.

The Hammers are without an away win from their last four attempts and they lost this fixture 2-0 last season, with Wood and Dwight McNeil securing all three points for the Clarets.

On the injury front, Pellegrini confirmed goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is still a month away from returning after undergoing hip surgery while midfielder Michail Antonio will be back after the international break.

Defender Winston Reid played for the club’s under-23s and continues to prepare for a complete game, while midfielder Jack Wilshere will be assessed on Friday ahead of a possible appearance.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

More Burnley

Recent Sport Headlines

Horse Racing

Nayef Road and Mildenberger earn Gold Cup chance

6th June 2020, 18:09

Mark Johnston enjoyed a one-two in the Sagaro Stakes at Newcastle with Nayef Road holding off the challenge of Mildenberger.

Horse Racing

Derby the obvious choice for Guineas hero

6th June 2020, 17:58

Kameko sprung a major surprise by landing the first British Classic of the year in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket.

Horse Racing

King relishing Derby chance

5th June 2020, 17:52

Ed Walker is relishing the prospect of having a genuine Derby contender in his ranks and will not be taking any risks with English King.

Horse Racing

Gosden keeping Yoda options open

5th June 2020, 17:40

John Gosden admits there is no firm plan as yet for Miss Yoda after she overcame a difficult start to win the Oaks Trial Fillies Stakes at Lingfield.

Horse Racing

Cox remains Positive for Royal Ascot glory bid

4th June 2020, 11:54

Clive Cox has described stable star Positive as "far stronger" than last year as he gets set for the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Horse Racing

Sharing poised for Royal raid

3rd June 2020, 18:41

Breeders' Cup winner Sharing looks set to be sent across the Atlantic for this month's Royal Ascot meeting for a crack at the Coronation Stakes.

Horse Racing

Pinatubo leads 15-strong Guineas field

3rd June 2020, 13:45

The Charlie Appleby-trained Pinatubo will face 14 rivals when he goes for glory in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday.

Horse Racing

Fanning fancies Royal tilt

2nd June 2020, 18:08

Joe Fanning expects Army Of India to be heading to Royal Ascot after his victory at Kempton on Tuesday.