Burnley vs West Ham preview
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Last Updated: 08/11/19 2:29pm
Team news, key stats and prediction ahead of Burnley vs West Ham in the Premier League.
Burnley striker Chris Wood is fit and ready to return. The New Zealand skipper has missed the last two games with a hamstring problem but is back in contention as the Clarets look to end a three-match losing run.
Danny Drinkwater is working up to full fitness but will not be involved, nor will Johann Berg Gudmundsson (hamstring), although he is back in training.
West Ham will continue to be without Lukasz Fabianski on Saturday, with the goalkeeper expected to be sidelined for at least another month.
Jack Wilshire is also expected to be assessed during Friday's training session, while Michail Antonio will not be available until after the upcoming international break.
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- Burnley have won two of their last three Premier League games against West Ham (L1), having won just one of their first seven against them in the competition (W1 D1 L5).
- West Ham's 0-2 loss away at Burnley last season was the only one of the five Premier League meetings between the sides at Turf Moor that hasn't seen both teams score.
- Burnley have lost each of their last three Premier League games, conceding nine goals in the process. They lost 2-4 against Chelsea in their last home match, conceding more goals in that game than they had in their previous four combined at Turf Moor (3).
- After a run that saw them lose just one of 11 Premier League matches (W6 D4 L1), West Ham have lost three of their last four in the competition (D1).
- Burnley have scored a league-high ratio 29% of their Premier League goals from outside the box so far this season (4/14), with their two goals in their last home game coming from distance.
- Despite only three sides having had more headed shots than West Ham in the Premier League this season (26), the Hammers are one of four teams yet to score a headed goal in the competition so far this term (along with Aston Villa, Manchester United and Watford).
- Burnley's Chris Wood has scored in all four of his Premier League games against West Ham, averaging a goal every 45 minutes against the Hammers (5 goals, in 226 minutes). No player has a better 100% record of scoring against a specific opponent in the Premier League than Wood does against West Ham (4/4).
Charlie Nicholas' prediction
Both teams are unpredictable. I thought Burnley were getting back to their old ways but they took a beating at Sheffield United. The defenders have work to do. West Ham were three down and probably should have equalised against Newcastle.
They are a talented side but Felipe Anderson and Manuel Lanzini have not produced thus far. Robert Snodgrass has been their best player over the last couple of weeks. They need to supply Sebastien Haller with early crosses and they could get somewhere, but it will back to basics for Burnley.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-1 (17/2 with Sky Bet)
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