The Hammers enjoyed one of the best nights in club history on Thursday as they beat Lyon 3-0 away to reach the Europa League semi-finals.
But while David Moyes and his players woke up smiling on Friday, there was shocking news from Turf Moor as it was announced that Burnley boss Sean Dyche – the top flight’s longest-serving manager – had been sacked.
The club’s Under-23 coach Mike Jackson will temporarily take charge of the London stadium for what is a crucial game in the Clarets’ bid to avoid relegation. Burnley have four points behind 17th-placed Everton with just eight games to go.
Date, kick-off time and venue
West Ham vs Burnley is scheduled to kick off at 2.15pm BST today, Sunday April 17, 2022.
The London Stadium in Stratford will host the game.
Where to watch West Ham v Burnley
TV channel: Today’s match will not be shown live in the UK.
Strong points: Match Day 2 will air at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, showing highlights from all of the weekend’s Premier League matches.
Live Blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog, with Jack Rosser at the London Stadium.
West Ham vs Burnley Team News
West Ham have picked up Aaron Cresswell after missing the trip to Lyon through suspension, but Kurt Zouma remains out with a season-threatening ankle problem. Angelo Ogbonna is also still on the sidelines.
Burnley club captain Ben Mee remains injured but will join Mike Jackson in the dugout as part of the temporary coaching staff.
Johann Berg Gudmundsson is also absent, while it remains to be seen when Erik Pieters will be back in form.
West Ham vs Burnley Prediction
The Hammers struggled against Brentford after their European exploits last week and will surely be exhausted from their efforts in France on Thursday. This could open the door for Burnley to save at least one vital point.
Head-to-head history and results (h2h)
Premier League only.
West Ham win: 8
Burnley win: 5