West ham headed to Burnley on the crest of a wave but, in classical Hammers fashion, fluffed their lines and were easily beaten by a hungrier and more determined Clarets side. In truth, so many games in December proved too much as even Issa Diop and Declan Rice looked tired. Full marks to Burnley who could have won by a considerably greater margin and were ruthless in their domination of a lacklustre Hammers.
There's not much else to note about a dismal display that was surely our worst under Manuel Pellegrini. Let's hope he can recharge his troops for Brighton tomorrow. Word is that Pablo Zabaleta is back and maybe Balbuena. Arnie will surely be sharper and Andy got a few more minutes game time. Xande Silva had a brief cameo and looked sharp but hardly got the ball apart from one deflected shot. He is surely a better prospect than £80K per week Lucas Perez who offered virtually nothing all game.
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