Safe to say, West Ham have endured a rather rocky start to the season.
Slaven Bilic’s side have recovered somewhat after losing all three of their opening Premier League fixtures and conceding ten goals, but they’re still just two points away from the relegation zone with just seven claimed from seven games.
The Irons face a difficult trip to Burnley this weekend; in contrast, Sean Dyche’s side have unexpectedly risen to sixth place in the table and lost just once so far this season – taking four points from their three fixtures at Turf Moor.
Since the start of last season, injuries have been a constant issue for the Hammers with a cohort of talent usually stuck on the sidelines. But co-chairman David Gold has revealed on Twitter that Bilic boasts a relatively clean bill of health going into Saturday’s game, the only absences being Domingos Quina and James Collins.
Just heard from Gary Lewin that as of today everyone is available for selection with the exception of James Collins and Don Quina. dg https://t.co/8EzuOXpulK
— David Gold (@davidgold) October 10, 2017
While that’s obviously a positive, some West Ham fans believe that means there can be no excuses if the Irons don’t put in a strong performance this weekend. Here’s a look at how West Ham fans reacted to the update on Twitter…
Does the manager know
— richard (@richardduffin1) October 10, 2017
Fantastic news , so no reason for players to be posted out of position tough choices but that's what he's paid for
— Ian frankum (@frankum_ian) October 10, 2017
Great news @davidgold, need to see a performance & a result now!
— HammersFan02380 (@HammersFan02380) October 10, 2017
Good, the manager has a full set of tools, no excuses for wrong selection and tactics being deployed, expectations are high this weekend.
— Wizz (@Wizz197677) October 10, 2017
Oh good that means Billic will play Chic at right wing out of position as usual l!
— Ricky P (@rickyp1969) October 10, 2017
Slab can therefore show us fans his best first 11 and preferred system then.That’s both positive and exciting. Score prediction Mr Chairman?
— Bill baker (@Billbak63641871) October 10, 2017