The three key battles that will decide West Ham vs. Burnley

West Ham host Burnley in a massive encounter at the London Stadium this evening. It’s a match that could go a long way to sorting out the order of things come the end of the season with both sides likely to be hovering in or around the bottom third of the table.

A West Ham win would catapult them to within a point of Sean Dyche’s men, whereas a rare away result for the Clarets could move them well clear of relegation worries.

Both teams come into the match on the back of good weekend results. The Irons earned a very good point away to Liverpool while Burnley picked up all three points in a 3-2 home win over Bournemouth.

The two sides have lost as many games in their last six Premier League matches as each other, both being defeated three times. It’s Burnley who are showing more spirit, though, also picking up two wins to West Ham’s zero.

Where will this one be won and lost, who are the key men for both sides?

Here are our THREE key battles that will decide the outcome of Wednesday night’s game…