After booking their place in the Europa League semifinals last Thursday, West Ham will return to Premier League action this Sunday as they welcome struggling Burnley to London.
Venue: Olympic Stadium (London)
West Ham United are unbeaten in their last seven home games in all competitions.
They have won seven of their last ten home games in all competitions, drawing two and losing just once.
Only Leicester City (48 goals) have conceded more goals than the Hammers (42) among the current top eleven teams.
Burnley have won just one away game this season (six draws and eight losses).
They have scored just 12 away league goals this season. Only Norwich (eight goals) have scored fewer goals in the league this season.
The visitors have failed to score in five of their last six games.
Head to head
Both sides have met 13 times in the Premier League, with West Ham winning five times while Norwich have three wins and six draws.
Latest performances in all competitions
West Ham: W-L-D-W-L
West Ham United
West Ham will look to get back to winning ways when they welcome relegation-threatened Burnley to West London.
The Hammers secured their place in the semi-finals of the Europa League, with a brilliant win over Lyon in the second leg of their quarter-final tie in France. Goals from Craig Dawson, Declan Rice and Jared Bowen ensured David Moyes’ side’s safe passage through to the semi-finals after playing out a 1-1 draw in the first leg.
However, West Ham found Thomas Frank’s Brentford too formidable last time out in the Premier League as they succumbed to a 2-0 loss courtesy of goals from Bryan Mbeumo and Ivan Toney.
The loss put a huge dent in their top-four hopes, leaving them with a mountain to climb in the race for Champions League next season.
However, David Moyes’ team have three wins in their last five Premier League games and are currently sixth-placed in the Premier League standings, three points behind fifth-placed Arsenal and level on points with Manchester United.
With the Gunners and Manchester United struggling in recent times, the Hammers find themselves presented with an opportunity to supplant Mikel Arteta’s side and open up a three points gap between them and Manchester United in the race for European football.
West Ham are unbeaten in their last three games against Burnley with the reverse fixture ending in a draw. However, David Moyes’ side are firm favourite to come out on top after the final whistle at the London Stadium.
Meanwhile, David Moyes will be without defensive duo Kurt Zouma and Angelo Ogbonna due to injuries.
Possible West Ham starting line-up
Lukasz Fabianski; Ben Johnson, Craig Dawson, Issa Diop, Aaron Cresswell; Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek; Nikola Vlašić, Pablo Fornals, Jarrod Bowen; Michail Antonio.
Injured: Angelo Ogbonna, Kurt Zouma
Burnley have their jobs cut out for them as their fight against relegation continues.
The Clarets are currently occupy the relegation spot of 18th, four points behind Everton in 17th place. They have recorded one win in their last five games, and that has resulted in Sean Dyche being sacked by the club on Friday morning.
Defender ben Mee has been reportedly put in charge of the players and the veteran captain will be desperate to get his side back into the fight for qualification.
Burnley will, however, fancy their chances of qualification with Everton facing a tougher calendar of games compared to them. They will now hope to pounce on any slip-ups by the Toffees.
However, they take on a top-four chasing West Ham side who will definitely put their resolve to the test and make their chances of survival even more daunting.
Since gaining promotion back to the Premier League in the 2015/16 season, Burnley have remained present at the top tier of English football, but the Clarets now face a steep battle to remain in the EPL come next season.
Meanwhile, the hosts will be without Ben Mee, Erik Pieters and Berg Gudmundsson for the trip to the London Stadium.
Possible Burnley starting line-up
Nick Pope; Connor Roberts, James Tarkowski, Kevin Long, Charlie Taylor; Ashley Westwood, James Cork, Josh Brownhill; Aaron Lennon, Dwight McNeil, Wout Weghorst.
Injured: Erik Pieters, Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Ben Mee
West Ham 2-0 Burnley