Moyes taking massive gamble as Insider reveals five West Ham changes v Burnley
A West Ham Insider has revealed that David Moyes is going to make five changes to his starting XI to face Burnley today.
The ExWHUemployee Twitter account, which is a solid source of West Ham news, revealed the surprise news today ahead of the game against Burnley.
There are 5 changes to the team tomorrow!!! ⚒⚒
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) March 9, 2018
One of those is enforced through injury as Winston Reid suffered a tragic season-ending injury in the game against Swansea.
Perhaps it’s not too surprising that Moyes is going to ring the changes. After all things can’t get much worse than the abject 4-1 loss to Swansea in Wales last weekend.
Moyes has confirmed one of the four tactical changes. Joe Hart has been handed a lifeline ahead of the World Cup finals, and he’ll replace Adrian in goal this afternoon.
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The others are yet to be confirmed, but we imagine that goal-scorer Michail Antonio will be one of the players to come in.
Making these sorts of wholesale changes is risky though. And bringing Hart back in is a huge gamble in itself.
On paper you might think it’s a game that West Ham should win, but then you look at the league table.
Burnley are exceeding expectations and Sean Dyche has got them flying high in seventh.
Moyes is taking West Ham dangerously close to the Premier League trapdoor, with just three points between them and the dropzone.
Another defeat today, after changing almost half of his team, will heap the pressure on Moyes and confirm to the West Ham fans that they face a serious relegation battle.
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