West Ham United boss David Moyes looks set to make one big change for the visit of Burnley tonight.

West Ham take on Burnley at the London Stadium knowing a win will give them one foot in the Premier League next season.

Burnley Sean Dyche has injury problems ahead of the visit to London – read full story here.

But the injury situation is improving for Moyes with Sebastien Haller looking set for a place on the bench.

There have been calls for Moyes to drop Manuel Lanzini.

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Calls for Lanzini to be dropped

The playmaker was restored to the West Ham starting XI for last week’s 3-2 win over Chelsea and the 2-2 draw at Newcastle following Mark Noble’s injury.

The Argentine worked hard for the team against Chelsea but he has failed to shine on the ball in either game.

Andriy Yarmolenko on the other hand has looked sharp and hungry when coming on as a sub to great effect in both of the last two matches.

Moyes admitted Yarmolenko has put himself in contention to start against Burnley (DailyMotion).

 

And the Scot looks set to rejig the team, putting Jarrod Bowen wide left to accommodate Yarmolenko and shifting Pablo Fornals to the central role in place of Lanzini.

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Lanzini out, Yarmo in as Moyes plots rejig

The temptation for such a big game would be to bring Noble back into the fray.

But when the skipper replaced Lanzini up at Newcastle he looked well off the pace, as he had done in defeats to Wolves and Spurs since the restart.

If West Ham beat Burnley they know a win over Norwich on Saturday could make them mathematically safe.

Aston Villa and Bournemouth face Manchester United and Tottenham respectively this week.

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Hammers could be safe by weekend

If they lose those and West Ham beat Burnley, the Hammers go seven points clear of both.

West Ham then play on Saturday lunchtime against Norwich. Win that and Moyes’s side go 10 points clear with Villa to play Crystal Palace and Bournemouth to face Leicester on the Sunday.

If West Ham beat Norwich, the Canaries are down, but it will also mean Villa and Bournemouth will have to get a result to have any chance of catching the Hammers in their three remaining games.

Predicted West Ham starting XI vs Burnley:

Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Yarmolenko, Bowen, Antonio.

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