English Premiership

Preview: Burnley v West Ham

2014-10-17 14:41
Sean Dyche (Supplied)
Sean Dyche (Supplied)
Cape Town - Burnley will be targeting their first Premier League victory since 2010 when West Ham United visit Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon.

The Clarets are currently second from bottom in the league standings, having collected just four points from their opening seven fixtures.

The Hammers, meanwhile, are eyeing a second consecutive win, after recording a 2-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers at Upton Park prior to the international break.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche will ring the changes after seeing several players return to contention following injury.

Striker Danny Ings (hamstring), midfielders Nathaniel Chalobah (throat) and Dave Jones (thigh) and defenders Kieran Trippier (ankle) and Michael Keane (hamstring) have all returned to training ahead of Saturday's clash.

However, Matthew Taylor (Achilles), Dean Marney (hamstring) and Steven Reid (groin) remain on the treatment table.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce could be tempted to hand a start to Mark Noble after the midfielder made his return from calf injury this week.

Off-season signing Enner Valencia is expected to play some part in the clash, despite turning out for Ecuador in an international friendly on Wednesday.

Several players remain on the sidelines, though, with Guy Demel (thigh), Andy Carroll (ankle), Joey O'Brien (knee), Cheikhou Kouyate and James Collins (both groin) nursing injuries.

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