Sunday 10 March 2024

Busy busy busy as Hammers return to fight on domestic front

We are well and truly into the busy period now as David Moyes has shuffled the pack following Thursday's disappointing defeat to Freiberg, resting Zouma and Alvarez ahead of next Thursday's crunch second leg against the German side.

Burnley arrive today desperate for points in their deepening relegation battle. The Hammers are still luring around the margins of a European qualification spot after decent wins over Everton and Brentford. 

Up top, the Hammers look strong with Paqueta, Kudus and Bowen hoping to continue their good recent form. Antonio is on the bench and ready to deliver plan B if required. 

Burnley need to launch a Tevez-style great escape as they are bottom of the league, 11 points from safety with just 11 games to play. It's a welcome back to the London stadium for Josh Cullen who partners Sander Berge in the Burnley midfield where the game will be won or lost today.

The Hammers are 4/7 to win, Burnley 4/1, with the draw at 3/1. First goal will be crucial. Rory Nostradamus is going for a hard fought 2-1 win for Moyes' men. 


West Ham United: Areola, Coufal, Mavropanos, Aguerd, Cresswell, Phillips, Souček ©, Ward-Prowse, Paquetá, Kudus, Bowen

Subs: Fabiański (GK), Johnson, Ogbonna, Zouma, Álvarez, Earthy, Ings, Antonio, Mubama