Newly promoted Burnley have been finding life difficult in the Premier League, while West Ham have made a better start to the season than they did last campaign.
Burnley excelled under Vincent Kompany in the English Championship and came into the topflight with high hopes after they went down last time. The former Manchester City defender started life in English football in the lower division, and that saw his stock rise among fans and the media significantly. The season started on a losing note at home against Manchester City at Turf Moor. Erling Haaland, who won the Golden Boot last season, scored twice, while Rodri added another as the champions cruised to a 3-0 win.
In the second game of the season, Burnley again lost at home to Aston Villa. Matty Cash scored twice for the visitors in the first half to put them in the driving seat. After the break, Burnley got their first season goal through South African forward Lyle Foster. Still, Unai Emery’s Villa were not to be denied as Moussa Diaby restored their lead just after the hour mark, taking all three points.
A first win of the season eventually came, but it was in the Carabao Cup as Burnley edged Nottingham Forest 1-0 at the City Ground. Zeki Amdouni scored on the dot of regulation time to send his side into the next round, where they were paired against Salford – 4-0 comfortable win to make it into the game of 16.
It was a struggle at home in the Premier League as they lost 5-2 to Spurs. It was an improved performance, but the quality of the opposition was quite evident. Foster scored again while Josh Brownhill became the other Burnley player to achieve apart from the South African. The first league point of the season eventually came at Nottingham Forest, where they played out a 1-1 draw. Unfortunately, Foster was sent off in the game. Although they have played Manchester City, Aston Villa, Spurs and Manchester United for the fourth game in a row, they lost 1-0 to the Manchester club.
A first win of the season came at Luton Town – a rescheduled match day two fixture but defeats to Newcastle, Chelsea and Brentford were in the mix. Generally, it has been a tough start due to the number of top clubs they have faced in their opening nine games so far.
West Ham have made a decent start to the new Premier League season. David Moyes’ side started the season with a 1-1 draw with Bournemouth before beating Chelsea 3-1 at the London Stadium on match day two. Lucas Paqueta. Michail Antonio and defender Nayef Aguerd were the goal scorers in the statement win. Fresh from that win over the Blues, the Hammers won 3-1 on the road at Brighton. It was a defensive and counterattack masterclass from the Hammers, and James Ward-Prowse showed his class once again while forward Michail Antonio scored in back-to-back games.
Up next was a trip to Luton Town, and they came away with all three points just before the international break. West Ham hosted City at the London Stadium after the resumption of league football. Despite a solid first-half display, the Hammers fell 3-1 to the defending champions. Having won the Europa Conference League last season, West Ham United were handed a pass into the Europa League, and they made the most of the situation to beat Backa Topola 3-1 on match day one and Freiburg 2-1 on match day two – extending their fine run in Europe. The Hammers also edged Lincoln to reach the last 16 in the Carabao Cup. In the Premier League, they got a home win against Sheffield United, a draw against Newcastle, and defeats at Liverpool and Aston Villa.
Burnley and West Ham United have met 16 times in the Premier League, with the Clarets taking five wins and eight wins for the Hammers, while only three games have ended in a stalemate.
This epic match at Turf Moor in Burnley kicks off on Saturday, 25th November, at 4 PM UK time, and it will be shown live on TNT Sports, with coverage starting from around 3 PM.
This is the 13th League game of the season for the two teams. Burnley’s campaign in the top flight has not gone according to plans, and they will be facing a recent European champion and one of the top sides outside the top six at their 22,546-capacity stadium.
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Burnley just have a few players out with minor injuries. Only Michael Obafemi is a big deal and will likely not feature against the Hammers. Foster and Amdouni have all been excellent in recent times for the Clarets, and Vincent Kompany might be relying on them in this game.
Burnley: Trafford; Roberts, Al Dakhil, O’Shea, Taylor; Berge, Cullen(C); Trésor, Amdouni, Odobert; Foster.
West Ham have been fortunate to have a fit squad for this season’s early stages. Apart from Aaron Cresswell, a long-term absentee, Moyes has his regulars to call upon for this one.
West Ham United: Areola, Coufal, Zouma, Aguerd, Emerson, Ward-Prowse, Alvarez, Soucek, Paqueta, Bowen, Antonio.
Burnley and West Ham United have found themselves in different halves of the table. Despite the high hopes for Burnley, it is not surprising that they are trying to battle their way out to safety.
Both of their meetings last time Burnley were in the top flight ended in a draw. However, Burnley have won two of their past four meetings at Turf Moor and hopes to extend that run when they clash.
It may have taken a while, but Burnley can get going with games like this because the Hammers will be coming into this contest on the back of the international break.
Burnley 1-1 West Ham United