WEST Ham boss David Moyes says Sean Dyche has done “a brilliant job” at Burnley ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash.

The Hammers sit fourth in the Premier League table ahead of their trip to East Lancashire, having won eight of their opening 15 fixtures.

But Moyes is expecting a tough test against the Clarets and praised Dyche for what he has achieved at Turf Moor.

“I think the Premier League this year has got stronger, but Sean is a real fighter and his team do brilliant things in how they stay in games and make it difficult for you,” he told the club’s website.

“It’s a difficult place to get a result but we played well there last year and I hope we do the same on Sunday.

“I think Sean has done a brilliant job. He has not had great resources and picked up players from lower leagues and moulded them into how he wants to play.

“If football was only played one way by every team it would be a boring sport. It is exciting because of the unpredictability and the different styles.

“So having different styles is what we want. If it was all the same, people would turn off.”

The Hammers are without Kurt Zouma, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell, Ben Johnson and Ryan Fredricks due to injury.

Moyes admits it is far from ideal but challenged his fringe players to prove why they belong in the team.

He added: “This is what happens in football. Everybody has had to wait for that opportunity to get in the team, and once you get that opportunity you have to grab it.”