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West Ham should fear return of Burnley striker Chris Wood

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West Ham should fear return of Burnley striker Chris Wood

West Ham go into the weekend’s fixture away to Burnley severely under pressure and it seems like that could get even worse for them.

Manuel Pellegrini’s team are without a win in their last six games across all competitions and are underachieving so far this season with the quality in their squad.

The Hammers desperately need three points to go into the international break, but they could be in for a tough encounter at Turf Moor.

Burnley have lost three league games on the spin, but have been given an injury boost that star forward Chris Wood could be back available.

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Clarets manager Sean Dyche has confirmed (Lancashire Live) there is “every chance” he could be involved on Saturday.

But the striker’s return is a major concern for West Ham, as he’s tormented them in recent games and has an excellent record against them.


Wood scored in each of the league matches against the Hammers last season, while in the 2017/18 campaign he managed three goals in two appearances against them.

The 27-year-old has been a nightmare for West Ham defences in the past and his potential return for Burnley will make them a better side.

He is a powerful attacker that links up play with his strength next to teammate Ashley Barnes and is a clinical finisher too.

The New Zealand internatonal should be confident if he starts against West Ham and he will be well aware of his record against them.

Pellegirni’s team leaked three goals in their defeat to Newcastle United during their last match and that’s why the sight of Wood just around the corner is a concern.

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