David Moyes refuses to rule out Michail Antonio return for West Ham vs Burnley

David Moyes refuses to rule out Michail Antonio return for West Ham vs Burnley

Burnley vs West Ham

West Ham’s hopes of securing European football next term took a big last weekend when they were dealt a 1-0 loss by Chelsea.

Said defeat means the Blues have now opened up a three-point gap on the Hammers, who remain sat in 5th place.

Liverpool are also now only one point off the Londoners, with Tottenham not far behind as well.

Therefore, David Moyes and co. really need to get back to winning ways this weekend vs Burnley.

The tie should prove a fairly easy test, especially given the Clarets are now almost guaranteed Premier league survival.

West Ham team news

However, West Ham do have a number of injury issues they have had to dealt with in recent weeks.

And during his pre-Burnley press conference on Friday, David Moyes would indeed provide an injury update on his side.

And in something of a boost for the Hammers, Moyes did not rule out a return for Michail Antonio:

“Michail Antonio working with the physios and doing a bit on the grass so I wouldn’t rule him out yet but I wouldn’t rule him in either. Let’s hope he has a chance.”

Aaron Creswell and Declan Rice, though, do look set to be out again:

“We’ve got Aaron Cresswell, Declan Rice, Arthur, Micky Antonio out.

“Daws was suspended last week so we’ve had a few out and we’re working hard to get them all back. We’ve been pretty consistent with our team selection throughout the season because of the injury situation but part of a manager’s job is finding a way to win when you’re without some of your players.”

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