Michael Owen predicts Burnley v West Ham United
- Author: Rosalie Stanley May 20, 2017,
May 20, 2017, 0:51
"Personally, I wish the season was not ending", Adrian told the West Ham website.
Boss Slaven Bilic's future has come under scrutiny throughout the season, but a positive result at Turf Moor could go a long way to preserving his position at the London Stadium for next season.
The Spanish right-back was signed on a one-year deal last summer from Real Madrid but has had a torrid campaign for West Ham, playing only four times.
Should Burnley win this game, their 36 points total at home in the Premier League this season would be the joint-third highest by a newly promoted side at home in a 38-game PL season.
West Ham boast the bragging rights against Burnley in the battle of the claret shirts.
The Hammers have won each of the last two encounters 1-0, thanks to goals from Mark Noble, though both games were at home.
West Ham will travel to Turf Moor with a patched up squad. Yet it is West Ham's away record that has helped them out this season, scoring 26 goals on the road, more than any other team outside the top six. Cheikhou Kouyate (wrist), Andy Carroll (groin), Michail Antonio (hamstring), Pedro Obiang (ankle), Diafra Sakho (back), Angelo Ogbonna (knee) and Arthur Masuaku (foot) are all set to miss out.
Yet Slaven Bilic's men don't seem to enjoy the final day of the season.
Adrian has not been the only Hammer to endure a notable drop off in form compared to last season, with West Ham likely bound for a finish in the bottom half of the Premier League.
However, Bilic insists that he already has plenty of players willing to step up and take responsibility and hinted that he would not be looking to add any more this summer.
Burnley have got to be careful next year.