West Ham United have released their team news for the Premier League clash against Burnley this evening, with some surprises.
David Moyes has made five changes to the side that lost 1-0 against Chelsea last weekend, with the likes of Michail Antonio and Craig Dawson returning.
One notable absentee is Angelo Ogbonna, with the Italian international only just returning from another injury blow at the London Stadium.
The Athletic journalist Roshane Thomas has shared an update on his personal Twitter account in the build-up to the game, and it wasn’t good news.
In just a two-word response to a fan, it was the words that no Hammers fan wanted to hear ahead of the aerial bombardment at Turf Moor.
“Yeah, Hamstring,” he wrote.
— Roshane Thomas (@RoshaneSport) May 3, 2021
It has been a nightmare couple of months for Ogbonna.
After initially picking up that injury in the FA Cup clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford, we thought he was back for the rest of the season.
That appears to not be the case, and this could be it for the Irons enforcer for the remainder of the season as we push for Europe.
With the Champions League slowly slipping away, we need our best players to be available for this run-in, something that appeared to be the case this evening.
Ogbonna’s absence could be softened by the return of Dawson, who will have a big role to fill against the likes of Chris Wood at Turf Moor.
In other West Ham United news, this is how the Hammers lined up for this evening’s Premier League clash against Burnley with many changes