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Burnley star Maxwel Cornet is big doubt to face West Ham as James Tarkowski prepares for David Moyes audition
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Burnley star Maxwel Cornet is big doubt to face West Ham as James Tarkowski prepares for David Moyes audition

Burnley star Maxwel Cornet has taken the Prem by storm but is reportedly a big doubt to face West Ham this Sunday.

West Ham face the perennially difficult trip to Burnley on Sunday afternoon knowing a win could give them a nice cushion in the race for the top four.

Turf Moor is never an easy place to go, though, regardless of the Clarets’s league position as they once again look set for a season long battle against relegation.

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West Ham look set to be given a possible boost, though, as reports suggest Burnley’s star player Maxwel Cornet – who has been sensational since arriving from Lyon – will miss the game with a thigh injury.

Cornet has scored five goals this season and carried the main attacking threat at Turf Moor.

But Lancs Live and Burnley Express are reporting that Burnley boss Dyche is sweating on Cornet’s fitness ahead of the game with West Ham.

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The 25-year-old was forced off in the first half during Burnley’s defeat to Newcastle with a thigh problem.

If he does miss the game Moyes will undoubtedly be thrilled as West Ham face injury concerns at the back.

Angelo Ogbonna is ruled out for the season with an ACL injury while Kurt Zouma is out for between six to 12 weeks with a hamstring tendon injury.

With full-backs Ben Johnson and Ryan Fredericks also out, Moyes will be desperate to ensure Aaron Cresswell returns having missed the last three matches with a back injury following a nasty collision with a post.

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The injuries to West Ham’s first choice centre-back pairing has reignited speculation that Moyes will again move for longstanding Hammers target and Burnley star James Tarkowski next month.

Reports this week suggested Tarkowski – who had previously made it clear he wanted to remain up north for family reasons if he does leave Burnley – would now welcome a move to West Ham.

The defender is out of contract in the summer.

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But there have been conflicting reports as to whether Burnley will try and cash in on him during the January window or keep him in the hope he can help the Clarets stay up – which is worth a lot more to the club in financial terms.

Time will tell but Tarkowski could well be auditioning for Moyes in the clash, which kicks off at 2pm.

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