There is simply no downplaying the importance of this weekend’s Premier League clash between West Ham United and Burnley at the London Stadium.
West Ham will enter the match off the back of successive league defeats to Liverpool and Swansea City, which has left them in 14th position in the table.
The capital club are only three points clear of the relegation zone, and defeat to the Clarets on Saturday afternoon would place them in a very difficult position.
Michail Antonio came off the bench to score West Ham’a consolation goals at Liverpool and Swansea, and the club’s supporters are now desperate for the attacker to start this weekend.
The 27-year-old, who is valued at £16.2m by transfermarkt.co.uk, has not scored a home league goal for the Hammers since September 2016.
However, the West Ham fans, who do not want to see Patrice Evra in the XI against Burnley, are hoping that changes this weekend.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be found below:
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) March 7, 2018
Well, having him in the starting lineup would be a move in a positive direction then wouldn't it?
— Tom Wright (@tomasamericano) March 7, 2018
He HAS to start
— No.6 (@clubmoore) March 7, 2018
Antonio has to start Saturday. Last 3 games he as 1 assist and 2 goals. Would maybe play Arnie wide Right and Antonio wide Left with Chicharito down the middle
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) March 7, 2018
The team i would play pic.twitter.com/MZZBIaq1pt
— Herron⚒ (@HarryHerron3) March 7, 2018
Antonio should be on the right
— Boris (@AlfieJohnson7) March 7, 2018
Hart, Zab, Collins, Rice, Cress.. Noble, Mario… Lanzini Arnie Antonio.. Chic
— Frazda ⚒ (@TomFrase10) March 7, 2018