West Ham United will be looking to get back on track when they head to Burnley in the Premier League this evening.
David Moyes’ side have recently succumbed to successive league defeats and now sit six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea knowing they could halve the gap with a victory at Turf Moor.
Last time out, it was the Blues who they lost to, so the 58-year-old has plenty to consider in terms of team selection.
The Scotsman also has an intriguing decision to make as some of the Hammers’ injured stars could return from injury.
Here’s our predicted XI as the Irons face the Clarets tonight…
There could be as many as four changes from the side that tasted defeat at the London Stadium last weekend.
As revealed by the Evening Standard’s Jack Rosser, Michail Antonio is in line to make a stunning early comeback from injury. “He is working with the physios and on the grass,” Moyes explained. “I wouldn’t rule him out yet but I don’t want to rule him in either. Let’s hope that he’s got a chance.”
The 31-year-old could be risked as the Irons have struggled to score in his absence, he’ll replace Pablo Fornals in attack, with Jesse Lingard going back to the no.10 role and Jarrod Bowen returning out wide.
They could be joined by Said Benrahma as Moyes switches away from using wing-backs. He’s preferred to Manuel Lanzini and Andriy Yarmolenko on the left flank.
Declan Rice, Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku are all said to be pushing to feature but we expect that this game could come too early, so Mark Noble and Tomas Soucek should continue together in the middle.
However, Ben Johnson and Craig Dawson, who missed the Chelsea game through suspension, return to the starting XI in place of £18m-rated Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena, even though his red card has been overturned.
The former Watford man partners Angelo Ogbonna in the middle, with Vladimir Coufal on the right and Lukasz Fabianski between the sticks.