Dyche to make one change – Strongest 4-2-3-1 Burnley lineup to face West Ham United
Burnley will travel to the London Stadium on Saturday to face West Ham United in high spirits. The Hammers are struggling with form and are also having to deal with a number of injuries and that is likely to come as good news for Sean Dyche’s men, who will come into this game on the back of a hard-fought victory against Everton.
Securing a victory could propel Burnley towards closing the gap with sixth-placed Arsenal and this match will undoubtedly prove to be an exciting one.
Robbie Brady, Dean Marney and Steven Defour continue to be out for Burnley. Chris Wood came on as a substitute against Everton and even scored a goal, thus making it likely for him to start in this one.
Predicted Burnley XI to face West Ham United
Manager: Sean Dyche
Nick Pope (GK)
Pope has been exceptional for Burnley in the net and he will be likely to essay his usual role on Saturday.
Matt Lowton (RB)
Lowton’s energy and pace on the right side have been quite beneficial for Burnley and he will be crucial once more against the Hammers.
James Tarkowski (CB)
Tarkowski’s return has certainly boosted Burnley’s power at the back and he is expected to start over the weekend.
Ben Mee (CB)
Mee is expected to take up his usual role in the heart of the defence with Tarkowski.
Stephen Ward (LB)
Be it getting forward or defending, Ward can do it all and he is likely to receive a start on Saturday.
Ashley Westwood (DM)
Westwood boasts of a brilliant work-rate and it will be imperative for him to be at his best against West Ham.
Jack Cork (DM)
Cork’s tenacity and commitment to protecting the back-four is commendable and he is expected to take up his usual role in this area.
Berg Gudmundsson (LW)
Gudmundsson has been a consistent force to be reckoned with for the club throughout the season, thus making it likely for Dyche to hand him a start.
Jeff Hendrick (CM)
Effective at pulling strings in the middle of the park, Hendrick will be a crucial player in the centre of the park.
Aaron Lennon (RW)
Creative and sharp, Lennon’s energetic attacking runs can unlock several opportunities for Burnley.
Chris Wood (CF)
After a delightful cameo against Everton, Wood is expected to be back in the starting lineup over the weekend.