Predicted West Ham United Line-up To Face Burnley In The Premier League
It is the end of the international break and the Premier League is back. Slaven Bilic’s side will be taking on Sean Dyche’s Burnley this weekend at Turf Moor, which has been a tough place for visitors so far this season.
But West Ham will be confident, having beaten Swansea City at home in their last League appearance. Diafra Sakho broke the deadlock after grabbing the winner for his side late in the game. Slaven Bilic will be hoping to get a result out of this as he is yet to win an away game this season.
Manager: Slaven Bilic
Joe Hart (GK)
The English shot-stopper is currently Slaven Bilic’s first choice in goal and should continue to keep his place in the side despite underperforming.
Pablo Zabaleta (RWB)
Even at 32, the Argentine right-back has been doing a great job in defence and has always looked a threat going forward for the Hammers. Zabaleta should continue to keep out Sam Byram.
Jose Fonte (CB)
The 32-year-old Euro winner looked solid at the back in the game against Swansea and should keep be able to keep out Burnley’s attack.
Winston Reid (CB)
The 29-year-old central defender has been the chief at the back line and should line up alongside Jose Fonte at the back on Saturday.
Arthur Masuaku (LB)
The French left-back has done a great job in his limited appearances and was also involved in the winner against Swansea. Masuaku should keep out Aaron Cresswell from the first-team.
Cheikhou Kouyate (CM)
The Senegalese midfielder has been a central figure in West Ham’s midfield and has been putting in a busy shift every game and should keep his place in the side.
Manuel Lanzini (CAM)
The Argentine midfielder has been recovering from a knee injury for most of the season and is expected to return to the starting XI this weekend. The Hammers have certainly missed his creativity in the midfield and could play a major role in the game.
Michail Antonio (RF)
The England international had a terrific campaign for the Hammers last season but hasn’t quite managed to replicate his form yet. But there were glimpses of his former self in the last game and could come good against the Clarets.
Marko Arnautovic (LF)
Having missed the game against Swansea through sickness, the Austrian striker is expected to start on the left-hand side for the Hammers
Javier Hernandez (ST)
With three goals in seven games, the Mexican striker hasn’t exactly lived up to his potential yet. But given his experience and tendency for goals, Chicharito should keep his place in the side.