Burnley v West Ham: Waiting game for Hammers trio, Clarets pair ruled out

West Ham hope Pablo Zabaleta can recover from illness in time for Sunday’s Premier League trip to Burnley.

The injury-hit Hammers could only fill six of the seven substitute berths in Thursday’s 2-1 win at Southampton, leaving boss Manuel Pellegrini hoping that Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic might shake off hamstring issues to face the Clarets.

Winston Reid (knee) is out until late January, with no timescale for returns on Jack Wilshere (ankle), Ryan Fredericks (ankle), Fabio Balbuena (knee) and Manuel Lanzini (knee), and Carlos Sanchez (knee) and Andriy Yarmolenko (Achilles) both out until April.

Provisional squad: Fabianski, Zabaleta, Diop, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Rice, Noble, Snodgrass, Anderson, Antonio, Carroll, Adrian, Cresswell, Obiang, Diangana, Coventry, Silva, Powell, Hernandez, Arnautovic.

Burnley are set to be without Robbie Brady and Steven Defour.

Brady has missed the last two games after picking up a knock in the defeat by Tottenham while Defour is still struggling with a calf problem that has sidelined him since the start of December. Matt Lowton also misses out through suspension after picking up five bookings this season.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson returned from a hamstring problem as a substitute on Wednesday and could start but Aaron Lennon, Stephen Ward (both knee) and Nick Pope (shoulder) remain sidelined.

Provisional squad: Hart, Heaton, Lowton, Taylor, Mee, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Long, Gibson, Cork, Gudmundsson, Hendrick, Cork, Westwood, McNeil, Vokes, Barnes, Wood, Vydra.




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