Slaven Bilic confirms West Ham United can name strongest team against Burnley

Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United gives his team instructions during a Pre Season Friendly between Manchester City and West Ham United at the Laugardalsvollur stadium on August 4,...

West Ham United have struggled badly with injury so far this season.

Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United gives his team instructions during a Pre Season Friendly between Manchester City and West Ham United at the Laugardalsvollur stadium on August 4,...

Slaven Bilic has confirmed to Football.London that the only West Ham United player who will definitely miss out on playing this weekend is James Collins.

West Ham are set to take on Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday, and the two week break from competitive action has done BIlic’s side good.

The Hammers now have all of their key players available to them, after suffering with a series of injuries over the season so far.

And Bilic has confirmed that the only fitness concern for West Ham at the moment is Collins.

James Collins of West Ham United warms up during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Leicester City at London Stadium on March 18, 2017 in Stratford, England.

"Things have improved since the last game, most of them will be available," Bilic said. "James Collins is definitely out with his ankle.

"It’s good, finally, to be in the position where we have atatcking wise all our players fit. It’s impossible to put them all in but this is the first time, basically, we have a possibility to put out a team we were thinking about in pre-season. Our strongest team."

Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Swansea City at London Stadium on September 30, 2017 in London, England.

It could still be a while until Collins makes it back into the first-team, but the news of Manuel Lanzini’s and Michail Antonio’s returns is a major boost.

West Ham have not shown their true attacking quality throughout the season to date, with their performances falling below par.

West Ham are currently in 16th place, and Bilic will be put under even more pressure, if the Hammers are unable to pick up the three points at Turf Moor this weekend.

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