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14th Dec, 2016 | 6:50pm

Confirmed West Ham line-up v Burnley: Two changes as Carroll starts

By Dominic Toner

West Ham have made two changes to their side as they host Burnley in the Premier League on Wednesday night.

Slaven Bilic has brought Andy Carroll and Cheikhou Kouyate into the starting XI for the league clash.

Andre Ayew and Havard Nordtveit have been dropped to the bench following the 2-2 draw against Liverpool.

Carroll is now fully fit after his return from a long-term layout and will be looking to torment the Burnley defence, while Kouyate has recovered from a groin problem.

West Ham have announced their starting XI on their official Twitter account.

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The Hammers will be under immense pressure from their fans to win on Wednesday as they are just one point above the relegation places in the 17th.

Burnley are currently 13th in the league table and Sean Dyche’s side should prove a stubborn opposition.

West Ham were expected to challenge at the top-end of the table after finishing 7th last season, but have struggled for consistency this season.

They have struggled since the move to the London Stadium and will hope for three home points against Burnley.

In other West Ham team news, their senior figure has provided an honest verdict on the future of the club’s talisman.