Confirmed: West Ham v Burnley lineups - Song on bench, Amalfitano starts

West Ham Upton Park

Here is how West Ham United and Burnley will line up this afternoon.

West Ham will be looking for just their third Premier League win of 2015 as they host Burnley this afternoon.

Sam Allardyce's men have struggled in recent months, and with time running out for the Hammers boss, he needs to pick up points quickly to have any chance of staying at Upton Park beyond this season.

Teenage defender Reece Burke starts again after making his debut against Queens Park Rangers last week, whilst Morgan Amalfitano starts in midfield.

Loan midfielder Alex Song is only on the bench, whilst teenage centre back Reece Oxford is available as a substitute too.

Meanwhile, bottom club Burnley are really struggling right now, having lost four of their last five games.

Sean Dyche's men missed a golden chance to beat Leicester City last week, and now sit five points adrift of safety.

Former West Ham midfielder Matt Taylor starts despite his penalty miss against Leicester, with Ashley Barnes partnering Danny Ings in attack.

The two sides in claret and blue are both desperate for points right now, and this could be a defining game for Allardyce and Dyche in their respective seasons.

West Ham lineup

Starting:

  • Adrián
  • Reece Burke
  • James Collins
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • Morgan Amalfitano
  • Stewart Downing
  • Cheikhou Kouyaté
  • Mark Noble
  • Kevin Nolan
  • Enner Valencia

Substitutes: Jussi Jääskeläinen, Joey O'Brien, Reece Oxford, Matthew Jarvis, Nenê, Alexandre Song, Carlton Cole.

Burnley lineup

Starting:

  • Tom Heaton
  • Michael Duff
  • Ben Mee
  • Jason Shackell
  • Kieran Trippier
  • Scott Arfield
  • George Boyd
  • David Jones
  • Matthew Taylor
  • Ashley Barnes
  • Danny Ings

Substitutes: Matthew Gilks, Michael Keane, Steven Reid, Michael Kightly, Ross Wallace, Lukas Jutkiewicz, Marvin Sordell.

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