West Ham United will host Burnley at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon, however, they will be without one key player for the game, according to a match preview by Sky Sports.

Manuel Pellegrini has already declared that the game is a must win for his side, as they have failed to pick up a victory in their last four fixtures.

However, he will without Mark Noble as he will serve the second of his three-match ban following the red card he picked up against Leicester City last weekend.

His absence will cause Pellegrini even further concerns in the midfield area, as a number of his players in those positions have been struck down with long-term injuries.

The likes of Andriy Yarmolenko and Carlos Sanchez have both recently been forced to spend time on the sidelines, whilst Jack Wilshere has been on the treatment table since September.

There is some good news regarding the England international midfielder, with Pellegrini expecting him and Andy Carroll to make a return to the first-team following the next international break.

Aaron Cresswell is thought to be a doubt for the game against the Clarets on Saturday as he faces a late fitness test.

The left-back missed the game against Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup on Wednesday, although it is likely that Pablo Zabaleta will start.


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