STAR PREVIEW Mon: Burnley v West Ham

It’s fair to say that the Premier League had an eventful day yesterday but tonight it’s likely to be the footballers making headlines on the pitch and we could be in for an entertaining clash between Burnley and West Ham.

Sean Dyche’s side looked in trouble through the early part of the season but with 36 points in the bag – and a nine-point gap to 18th placed Fulham with a game in hand – they look to be all but safe. A glut of goals has helped them in that run, with three 1-1 draws (against Fulham, Leicester, and Arsenal) and wins against Everton (2-1) and Wolves (4-0) going a long way to sealing another season in the Premier League.

Burnley v West Ham United
Premier League
20:15 Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Ultra HD

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
JAN 2021 PREMIER LEAGUE West Ham 1-0 Burnley
JUL 2020 PREMIER LEAGUE West Ham 0-1 Burnley
NOV 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley 3-0 West Ham
DEC 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley 2-0 West Ham
NOV 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE West Ham 4-2 Burnley
MAR 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE West Ham 0-3 Burnley
OCT 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley 1-1 West Ham
MAY 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley 1-2 West Ham
DEC 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE West Ham 1-0 Burnley
MAY 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE West Ham 1-0 Burnley

West Ham deserve huge credit for a phenomenal season and snatching a Champions League place isn’t out of the question despite defeats to Newcastle and Chelsea. However, injuries have come at just the wrong time for them – there are big doubts over the fitness of Michail Antonio, Declan Rice, Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku – all of whom could be back for this game, although it seems unlikely based on current reports.

Jesse Lingard has been a complete difference maker since his arrival from Manchester United – scoring nine goals in his 11 appearances since arriving at West Ham – but he struggled through their 1-0 defeat to Chelsea and his fitness also has to be a concern for the visitors tonight.

There’s still quality with the visitors – Tomas Soucek and Vladmir Coufal are midfield threats whilst Jarrod Bowen offers pace and aggression going forward – and the best might be both teams to score. West Ham won’t fold like Wolves did last week, but Burnley have been involved in more high scoring games recently with five of their last six seeing both teams score, and West Ham have been involved in 19 Premier League games with both teams scoring.

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