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Jarod Bowen To Start, Benrahma On The Bench | 4-2-3-1 West Ham United Predicted Lineup Vs Burnley

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West Ham United will lock horns with Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday as they look to keep their top-four place in the league intact with a win. Last weekend’s win over then table-toppers Chelsea will give the Hammers immense confidence coming into this fixture. David Moyes will hope from his team to build on from last weekend’s performance as games come thick and fast in this festive season and with the chasing pack not far behind, any points dropped will prove to be costly. Burnley are winless in their last 4 games as West Ham eye to notch another 3 points and build on the 2 points gap.

4-2-3-1 West Ham United Predicted Lineup To Face Burnley

Defence

Lukasz Fabianski will start in goal for the Hammers and will aim for nothing other than a cleansheet on Sunday after failing to bag one in his last 6 league games.

David Moyes will be missing the likes of Angelo Ogbonna, Kurt Zouma, Ben Johnson and Ryan Fredericks due to injuries for the clash against Burnley. Aaron Cresswell is also a doubt for the game and faces a race against fitness before Sunday’s clash.

With all the defensive issues on hand, David Moyes is expected to opt for a centre-back pairing of Craig Dawson and Issa Diop. Vladimir Coufal and Arthur Masuaku will take up the full-back spots in the starting XI.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – MAY 03: Michail Antonio of West Ham United celebrates after scoring their side’s second goal during the Premier League match between Burnley and West Ham United at Turf Moor on May 03, 2021 in Burnley, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Jon Super – Pool/Getty Images)The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency:
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Midfield

The reliable duo of Tomas Soucek and Declan Rice will be starting in the middle of the park for the Hammers. Both the midfielders have been a massive success for David Moyes this season and is a key reason why West Ham are 4th placed in the league table. It is believed that Manuel Lanzini will start as the attacking midfielder to help link the midfield with the forward players.

Jarod Bowen, who is in exquisite form, will start alongside Pablo Fornals in the flanks. Said Benrahma will be on the bench and will be looking to make an impact when Moyes brings him on later in the game. Mark Noble, Andriy Yarmolenko and Nikola Vlasic will cover for midfield options from the
bench.

Attack

Michail Antonio will lead the attack from the front for the Hammers. The Jamaican will be keen to end his goal drought on Sunday after failing to score in his last 6 games in the league. The Hammers will need their top scorer to start firing soon if they aim to maintain their top four spot in the Premier
League.

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