Monday 03 May
Updated Monday 03 May 19:15
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Team News: Antonio & Cresswell return at Burnley

Michail Antonio


Michail Antonio and Aaron Cresswell return from injury to start for West Ham United at Burnley on Monday night.

The Hammers duo have been absent with hamstring injuries since the 3-2 victories over Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City in early April respectively.

They return as two of five changes to David Moyes’ side for the Turf Moor clash, with Craig Dawson, Manuel Lanzini, and Saïd Benrahma also named in the starting XI.

Dawson is back after sitting out against Chelsea last time out suspended, while Fabian Balbuena, Jarrod Bowen and Ryan Fredericks are all on the bench after starting in that game.

Mark Noble misses out all together with an injury, so Aaron Cresswell will captain the team, with Vladimír Coufal, Dawson and Issa Diop alongside him at the back.

Tomáš Souček is set to anchor the midfield, with Pablo Fornals and Manuel Lanzini also lining up centrally.

Benrahma and Jesse Lingard will provide further support for Antonio in attack.

West Ham United: Fabiański, Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell (c), Souček, Fornals, Lanzini, Benrahma, Lingard, Antonio
Subs: Randolph (GK), Trott (GK), Fredericks, Johnson, Alves, Balbuena, Coventry, Bowen, Odubeko

Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Mee (c), Tarkowski, Taylor, Brownhill, Cork, Westwood, McNeil, Wood, Vydra
Subs: Peacock-Farrell (GK), Norris (GK), Pieters, Bardsley, Stephens, Dunne, Gudmundsson, Barnes, Rodriguez

Referee: Anthony Taylor