West Ham XI vs Burnley: Predicted line-ups, confirmed squad news and latest injuries for today’s Premier League game

David Moyes’ side are on cloud nine after another epic European night on Thursday, with goals from Craig Dawson, Declan Rice and Jarrod Bowen brushing aside Lyon 3-0 in France to secure a 4-1 aggregate win and kick off a huge League Europa semi-final confrontation with Eintracht Frankfurt.

Burnley’s visit to the London stadium may seem like a bit after the Lord Mayor’s show, but Moyes will once again demand 100 per cent commitment as West Ham look to stay in the thick of the race for a top-six place first this season.

Burnley are four points from safety after a damaging loss to Norwich and announced on Friday the surprise sacking of the Premier League’s oldest manager, Sean Dyche, after 10 years and with just eight games left this season.

The good news for West Ham is the return of left-back Aaron Cresswell, who missed the momentous triumph over Lyon through suspension following his controversial first-leg red card.

However, Kurt Zouma remains sidelined with the ankle injury suffered against Brentford last weekend which could sideline him for the rest of the campaign.

Angelo Ogbonna could still return this season but is still out for now as he returns from knee surgery before Christmas.

Moyes could choose to freshen things up after Thursday’s European exploits, but he will be wary of changing too much as West Ham look to maintain their momentum and challenge for that top six.

Ben Johnson is expected to move to right-back with Cresswell returning to the left of defence, while West Ham don’t have much choice over their centre-backs at present with Craig Dawson and Issa Diop set to start with Zouma and Ogbonna out.

Retired captain Mark Noble would be the option if Moyes wants Tomas Soucek or Declan Rice to rest, while Said Benrahma, Andriy Yarmolenko and Nikola Vlasic are all available to come in if a break is needed for Pablo Fornals or Manuel Lanzini.

The continued absence of any direct competition means that Michail Antonio will surely continue to lead the attack on Sunday.

West Ham predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Johnson, Dawson, Diop, Creswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Anthony

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