Burnley vs West Ham – Premier League preview and team news

West Ham United are looking to make it three wins in four Premier League games as they travel north to face struggling Burnley at Turf Moor.

There was relief for the Clarets in their last game as their lengthy goal drought finally came to an end at Leicester City in a game which saw them strike late to claim a dramatic – and potentially crucial – point.

However, it is important that they get their first win as quickly as possible, because the early signs have shown that Burnley are in for a long and difficult season. One thing they cannot be criticised for is their work-rate and togetherness, which is admirable.

The visitors are likely to have few easier games all season than their victory over Queens Park Rangers before the international break, and the consensus is that Sam Allardyce now has arguably the club’s best squad in a number of years at his disposal. Enner Valencia was the attacking signing which attracted the most attention over the summer, but his in-form strike partner Diafra Sakho appears a superb bargain.

Burnley have some players back from injury for this clash, with David Jones and Danny Ings in contention, but Sam Vokes and Matt Taylor are still out.

Andy Carroll, Cheikhou Kouyate and Joey O’Brien are unavailable for West Ham, who could have problems at right-back with Guy Demel and Carl Jenkinson both slight doubts.

See what the expert tipsters at OLBG are tipping on Burnley v West Ham

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