Burnley striker Chris Wood set to return against West Ham, but will he be the only change?

Chris Wood
Chris Wood

As Clarets boss Sean Dyche ponders changes to his side to face West Ham on Saturday, striker Chris Wood is in line to make a timely return.

Wood has missed the last two games with a hamstring problem, which came at a time when he was bang in form with four goals in as many games, having controversially had a fifth chalked off at Leicester.

The New Zealand skipper also has a liking for the Hammers, having hit five in six career outings against the East London club.

Dyche said: “Woody has got every chance of being involved this weekend.

“Johann (Berg Gudmundsson) continues to make progress but it is going to be weeks. He is getting closer to getting out on the grass but he is not there yet.

“Danny Drinkwater needs gametime now but he has been training full out with us and he is working hard to get back to full fitness.“

A few players will fancy their chances of breaking into the starting line up after the performance at Bramall Lane, chiefly Charlie Taylor, who have a good account of himself after coming on for Erik Pieters at half-time.

Dyche admits there could be changes: “It is a possibility. Shirts are always up for grabs but if you have a tough result and a tough performance then it is fait to say it enhances that fact.

”The open mindedness comes flowing back in because it is not what we expected or wanted so it keeps everyone alive. I mentioned about the competitive group that we have and that has been on display this week. People want the shirt and want to go and play.”