The Clarets have drawn four and lost three of their seven matches since returning to the top flight and occupy one of the bottom three positions, in which many suspect they shall remain for much of the season.
Alongside them, the likes of Enner Valencia, Mauro Zarate and Alex Song are helping Allardyce deliver the attractive football that has been demanded, and a first clean sheet of the season in the 2-0 win over Queens Park Rangers indicates that the Hammers are well equipped to stay in the top half.
Mark Noble missed the London derby and is facing a race against time to be fit for the trip to Lancashire, while James Collins, Cheikhou Kouyate, Ricardo Vaz Te and Joey O'Brien are definitely unavailable.
The New Zealand international comes up against the division's least prolific attack, but Dyche will be hoping that the return of Ings alongside the goalless Lukas Jutkiewicz will make his frontline more potent.
Michael Kightly and Ross Wallace, who both scored in the 2-2 draw with Leicester City last time out, may have to settle for places on the bench if Dyche wishes to accommodate Marney and Jones in midfield.
Right-back Kieran Trippier faces a late fitness test for the Clarets, while an Achilles problem that is being operated on this week denies Matt Taylor the opportunity to face the club which he left in the summer.
West Ham: WLWDLD
Possible starting lineups
Burnley: Heaton; Tripper, Duff, Shackell, Mee; Kightly, Arfield, Jones, Boyd; Ings, Jutkiewicz
West Ham: Adrian; Jenkinson, Reid, Tomkins, Cresswell; Song, Amalfitano, Downing, Zarate; Valencia, Sakho
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