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West Ham vs Burnley – Watch Live Match Stream Online

Our live stream ahead of  Saturdays Premier League match, West Ham vs Burnley is now up, kicking off at 15.00 GMT

You can keep an eye on the commentary as it happens below, but first, we take a preview into the fixture, lineups, predictions and much more…

West Ham come into the game looking to extend their unbeaten streak in the Premier League to four matches, having beaten Everton last time out 1-0 at Goodison Park on new years day.

Their improvement during David Moyes’s second spell in charge has inevitably raised expectation levels at the London Stadium, particularly with the club just six points behind third-placed Manchester City.

Moyes will recognise that he requires more in the final third for the club to remain in the top 10, but he will be delighted with three successive clean sheets from away games against Southampton, Everton and Stockport County.

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Despite their recent blips versus Leeds United and Manchester United, the Clarets make the trip to the capital as a team very much on the up under Sean Dyche.

Those setbacks came by a 1-0 scoreline, with the 1-0 triumph over Sheffield United sandwiched in between keeping the club out of any immediate trouble.

Although Burnley only sit four points clear of the drop zone, their recent performances have left few people regarding the North-West side as genuine candidates for relegation.

Dyche will want to strengthen his threadbare squad during the January window, but any new arrivals are unlikely to dislodge any of the familiar faces in the first XI.

The Hammers and the Clarets last met in July, with Burnley winning 1-0 away at the London Stadium…

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PRESS CONFERENCE:

David Moyes

We are looking at getting four wins from our next four games in January, and not at other players at other clubs.

“Winning the next four games in January and doing as well as I can are what I’m thinking about and what I think is important.”

“If someone comes along who can help us win those games, I’ll look at it, but the most important thing for me are the players in this building at the moment. Players improving and doing better than they are doing at the moment is my priority.”

“If someone else comes along, we’ll soon let you know!”

We’ve started 2020 very well, but the job for us now is to go unbeaten for as long as we can into the New Year, making sure we get through to the next round of the FA Cup and continue doing well in the Premier League and move up the table.

“We face Burnley on Saturday and I think it’ll be really tough. Over the years, they’ve been a great success story, doing what they have without the budget or tools many of the other clubs have had.”

“Their manager Sean Dyche can take great credit for the way they’ve done their work.”

“I don’t think they’ll be in a relegation battle this year, that’s for sure, and even though they’ve started a bit slow, I think they’ll be fine.”

Tomáš Souček is our top goalscorer with five in the Premier League this season, but I don’t think there is a secret to his success in front of goal.

“He had a good goalscoring record before we brought him in. We knew he had scored goals in the Czech Republic and that was part of the reason for bringing him in.”

“We didn’t know if he’d get as many goals here, but he’s come into the team and looks as if he’s capable of scoring and more importantly he’s been a great member of the squad and a real team player for us.”

“His goals have been important, but his attitude and commitment every week have been first-class.”

A lot has been written and spoken about how football clubs handle the new COVID-19 protocols, including those asking players to socially distance while celebrating a goal.

“We have done all we can to follow all the protocols as best we can, and I have to say the Club has done a brilliant job around the training ground and London Stadium, setting up the dressing rooms etcetera and making sure it’s all correctly adhered to.”

“We’ll also do everything we possibly can on the pitch to adhere to those new protocols, but it is something we all play football for at any level – to score a goal and celebrate – and anybody who has played the game will have done that.”

“But we shouldn’t do that if it is affecting any people and making them do the same. I’d hope people weren’t thinking that way and it means they could hug each because the players hug each other after scoring a goal.”

“The first thing to do is to try to make sure it doesn’t happen on the pitch if we can. Sometimes these things happen, but we are not encouraging them to do it, that’s for sure.”

“We hope we score lots of goals at West Ham, but we will have to make sure we celebrate them correctly.”

Wayne Rooney has retired from playing and taken his first full-time managerial job at Derby County.

“I knew Wayne as a young player and I knew Wayne as a boy, obviously, and he was a tremendous young player. We were amazed by his abilities as a young player and what he could do from 16 onwards.”

“He got his debut and he went on and became Manchester United’s leading goalscorer and England’s leading goalscorer, so he’s had an incredible career.”

“If he’s retired from playing, I’m sure it’ll be for the right reasons and because he sees his future in management and he’s going into a completely different world now.”

“I don’t always think the best players go on to become the best managers, but Wayne’s love of the game, his drive and his attitude will give him every chance of being successful.”

“I couldn’t give him one bit of advice but, if I look at my own career and when I gave up playing and went into management, I would say look for advice and get help when you need it, but be your own man, and Wayne will definitely be that.”

“I wish him luck because it’s a tough job that he’s got with Derby at the moment, but it’s a great opportunity to start his management career.”

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Sean Dyche

On Squad Strength

“The squad is coming back together now,”

“I have remarked on that with the group, not just to the media.”

“When they look around, all of a sudden there are some very good players around them who are fit.”

“Some of them need a bit more sharpness, but they are getting there.”

“That’s pleasing and that’s had a knock-on effect with performance levels and that’s one of my many obsessions – if you get your performance levels right over a season then you will win games.”

“Now we’ve got to look at that consistency to take those kind of performances all over the country – home and away.”

“I think we’ve shown in this last run of games that we are getting towards that and now we’ve got to keep working.”

“There are some good players here. I’ve always believed in them,”

“Despite the noise around transfers etc etc, I have always maintained when everyone’s fit – which we are nearly there – and well and operating I think we are a good outfit.”

“I’m not saying we’re the real deal, by any means, but I think we’re a decent outfit and we can take on the challenge of the Premier League.”

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FORM:

West Ham United Premier League form: WDLDDW
West Ham United form (all competitions): DLDDWW

Burnley Premier League form: WDWLWL
Burnley form (all competitions): DWLWDL

LINEUPS:

West Ham United possible starting lineup:
Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Antonio

Burnley possible starting lineup:
Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters; Brady, Brownhill, Westwood, McNeil; Barnes, Wood

SPORTSMOLE PREDICTION:

West Ham United 1-1 Burnley

With neither side making much of an impression in the final third of late, we do not expect many goals at the London Stadium.

While the Hammers should have the majority of possession, it is difficult to back against the visitors claiming a share of the spoils.

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