Both sides have made stuttering starts to their 2018/19 seasons and three points would be a huge boost for them
West Ham will be looking for their first win since September when they take on an out-of-form Burnley at the London Stadium on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.
The fixture between the two sides last season produced unsavoury scenes after some Hammers supporters invaded the pitch in protest at the club’s hierarcy. The game also saw co-chairman David Sullivan hit by a coin.
Burnley won the game 3-0 in March and the Hammers’ last game – a 3-1 Carabao Cup defeat to Tottenham on Wednesday night – showed there are still problems with fans coming onto the pitch mid-game.
The game will also see former West Ham loanee Joe Hart return to the club.
Manuel Pellegrini (West Ham): “I think Felipe [Anderson] is not happy, I think everyone is not happy. He has demonstrated he can do more.
“He has good moments in games, bad moments as well, but he is not the first player who will need some time to adapt to the Premier League.
Sean Dyche (Burnley): “You’re going to take some knocks over a Premier League season.
“It’s about dealing with that, making sense of it and moving forward, and that’s something we’ve been good at.
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West Ham remain without suspended skipper Mark Noble after his red card against Leicester.
Aaron Cresswell faces a late fitness test on a groin problem, while Jack Wilshere and Andy Carroll are both due back after the international break.
Andriy Yarmolenko, Carlos Sanchez, Manuel Lanzini and Winston Reid are long-term absentees.
Aaron Lennon is available for the visitors after recovering from a sickness bug, while Jack Cork faces a late fitness test over an ankle injury.
Ben Gibson (hernia) will definitely not be involved along with left-back Stephen Ward (knee) and goalkeeper Nick Pope (shoulder).
West Ham: Fabianski, Zabaleta, Diop, Balbuena, Masuaku, Rice, Diangana, Obiang, Snodgrass, Felipe Anderson, Arnautovic
Burnley: Hart, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Berg Gudmundsson, Cork, Defour, Brady, Lennon, Vokes