West Ham United picked up a credible 2-2 draw away to Premier League title contenders Liverpool on Sunday to ease a bit of pressure on manager Slaven Bilic.
Goals from Dimitri Payet and Michail Antonio had given the Hammers the lead at Anfield in the first half, but a Darren Randolph error allowed Divock Origi to equalise, although the goalkeeper did redeem himself with a stunning save to deny Jordan Henderson the winning goal.
Nonetheless, it was a much improved performance from West Ham, who now face Burnley, Hull, Swansea, and Leicester in their next four matches – matches that could define their season.
They go into those games a point and a place above the bottom three after their draw on Sunday, and they host Sean Dyche’s Burnley on Wednesday in a bid to record a third home league win of the campaign.
The Clarets go into this one off the back a 3-2 victory over Bournemouth on Saturday, their fifth win of the season, but they have picked up just one point from a possible 18 away from home so far.
Thus, Bilic’s men will be confident of securing a much-needed win on Wednesday, but they’ll need to perform at the same level as they did on Sunday to get their first league win since October 22.
With the busy Christmas period on the horizon, Bilic may make a few changes to his side, so here are THREE players who deserve a chance on Wednesday…