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West Ham Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Burnley

8:40 AM WAT 10/03/2018
Javier Hernandez Chicharito West Ham United
The Hammers are slipping towards danger and need a major win if they are to resurrect their season

West Ham are slipping towards danger.

A 4-1 defeat to Swansea City has left the Hammers just three points clear of the relegation zone with just nine games of the season remaining.

An encounter with Burnley, then, is vitally important - the Clarets are buoyant, however. They lie seventh, and beat Everton 2-1 last time out.

West Ham injuries

The Hammers were dealt a major blow on Wednesday as it was confirmed that central defender Winston Reid is set to miss the remainder of the season.

Reid twisted his knee during the win over the Swans, and needed oxygen after he was also knocked unconscious.

The club are also likely to be without Sam Byram for the remainder of the campaign, after injuring his ankle.

James Collins and Angelo Ogbonna are also doubts due to a tight hamstring and illness respectively.

Andy Carroll, Pedro Obiang and Edimilson Fernandes are all on the long-term injury list.

West Ham suspensions

Arthur Masuaku remains suspended after receiving a six-game ban for spitting, though he is set to complete that ban this weekend.

West Ham team news

David Moyes has a major problem on his hands defensively, and is set to be forced to field a makeshift back three.

Declan Rice will likely be trusted to continue in central defence, while left full-back Aaron Cresswell will also have to move into a central berth.

Angelo Ogbonna may overcome his illness and Moyes will be hopeful that he has the Italian available for selection.

Elsewhere, Manuel Lanzini will have to recover his form if the Hammers are to get back to winning ways, while Javier Hernandez will continue up front.

Burnley team news

Scott Arfield is a doubt for the encounter with the Hammers due to a calf strain, while Tom Heaton may also miss the encounter with a dislocated shoulder.

Steven Defour, Jonathan Walters and Robbie Brady are also injured.

TV channel & kick-off time

The match kicks off at 15:00 GMT on Saturday, with no live television coverage available in the UK.

Best Opta match facts

  • West Ham have won five of their seven Premier League meetings with Burnley (D1 L1), including winning all three home meetings.

  • However, the Clarets have won away at West Ham more recently, with Sam Vokes scoring the winner in a 2-1 win in the Championship in December 2011.

  • The Hammers haven’t managed back-to-back home wins in the Premier League since December 2016, with one of those victories coming against Burnley.

  • Ashley Barnes has scored in his last two Premier League games. He’s not scored in three English league games in a row since a run of four with Brighton in May 2011.