EPL: Burnley vs West Ham

The recent poor performance makes Burnley unable to escape the group holding the red light. The pressure is growing and the Turf Moor team understands that their chances of relegation are narrowing. In the current situation of thirst for points, it is too unlucky for Burnley when they have to face West Ham who has a very high fighting spirit.

Encountering a direct competitor in the group holding the red light, Newcastle in the previous round, Burnley could not show much and had to lose 0-1 in the end. Thus, in the last 4 rounds in the Premier League, Burnley did not win (draw 3, lose 1). Burnley has only 1 win in the Premier League this season, after 14 matches, they drew 7 and received 6 defeats. Only bringing back 10 points makes the Turf Moor team take the 18th place in the table.

The distance to the safe group is only 3 points, but at the current level, it is very difficult for Burnley to successfully escape. Including last season, Burnley did not win the last 16/17 matches in the Premier League. The only victory that coach Sean Dyche and his team had at this stage was when they faced rookie Brentford. Burnley are also among the lowest scoring teams in the league, with 14 shots to date. This achievement is only better than every team that is at the bottom of the table, which is Norwich. Burnley only kept a clean sheet of 1/5 of the last round and they were empty in the last 5/10 matches.

West Ham have just suffered a 0-1 defeat when welcoming Dinamo Zagreb at home in the last match of the Europa League group stage. However, it was a match where “sledgehammer” had run out of goals because it was sure to take the top spot. Even coach David Moyes only launched the elements that were rarely played before and a series of young players in the academy. This is necessary because the upcoming period West Ham will face a tight schedule. Besides, the “sledgehammer” has too much to lose in the Premier League this season.

The last round West Ham beat Chelsea with a score of 3-2 at home, a match where they let the opponent take the lead twice. Currently with 27 points obtained after 15 rounds, West Ham is ranked 4th on the table. West Ham’s attack is playing extremely impressively and has scored 28 goals in the Premier League this season. In last season West Ham also won both matches against Burnley and they are extremely confident towards the upcoming competition.

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