Team news: Arnautovic starts for Hammers at Burnley


Marko Arnautovic returns to the West Ham United starting line-up for Sunday’s Premier League game at Burnley.

The Austria striker has been absent since the 4 December clash with Cardiff City, but has now recovered from his hamstring problem and will start up front alongside Lucas Perez.

Arnautovic’s recall, in place of Grady Diangana, is one of two changes Manuel Pellegrini makes to the side that defeated Southampton on Thursday night.

Mark Noble also returns to skipper the side, and make his 450th appearance in Claret & Blue in the process, with Pedro Obiang dropping to the bench.

Aaron Cresswell keeps his place at left-back, with Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna and Michail Antonio making up the rest of the back four.

Felipe Anderson and Robert Snodgrass start on the flanks, with the Brazilian looking to extend a run of seven goals in his last nine games.

West Ham United: Fabianski, Antonio, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Snodgrass, Rice, Noble (c), Felipe Anderson, Arnautovic, Lucas
Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Coventry, Obiang, Diangana, Xande Silva, Carroll

Burnley: Heaton (c), Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, McNeil, Cork, Westwood, Gudmundsson, Barnes, Wood
Subs: Hart, Gibson, Long, Kolki, Hendrick, Vydra, Vokes

Referee: David Coote