Picking the Best Potential Burnley Lineup to Face West Ham on Saturday

​Burnley finally broke their 12 game winless streak with a 2-1 win over Everton in their last game. 


Despite their poor run, the Clarets remain in seventh place thanks to their terrific first half of the season. 


They visit the London Stadium to face a ​West Ham United side who have conceded eight goals in their last two games. 


Here's how​ Burnley could lineup on Saturday:

Goalkeeper

  • Pope
    Pope29

​Tom Heaton is nearing a return for Burnley, but will not be fit in time for Saturday's clash. Nick Pope will keep his place in goal.

Defence

  • Lowton
    Lowton2
  • Tarkowski
    Tarkowski5
  • Mee
    Mee6
  • Ward
    Ward23

​The Clarets welcomes James Tarkowski back to the side against Everton after a spell on the sidelines. They are now able to field the back four which did so well at the start of the season. 


Matthew Lowton, Tarkowski, Ben Mee, and Stephen Ward could be selected on the day. Burnley have a terrific defensive record this season and have conceded 26 goals. Only ​Chelsea, ​Manchester United, and Man City have conceded fewer.

Midfield

  • Lennon
    Lennon25
  • Cork
    Cork4
  • Westwood
    Westwood18
  • Guðmundsson
    Guðmundsson17

​Steven Defour and Robbie Brady are ruled out with knee injuries. Clarets could also name an unchanged midfield from the victory against ​Everton


Aaron Lennon, Jack Cork, Ashley Westwood, and Johann Gudmundsson could be named again on Saturday. New signing Lennon is yet to get off the mark with his new club, Gudmundsson has two goals and six assists in the league this season. 

Forwards

  • Hendrick
    Hendrick13
  • Barnes
    Barnes10

​Completing Burnley's unchanged starting lineup are Jeff Hendrick and Ashley Barnes. The duo have a combined seven league goals this season.


Burnley have struggled on the attacking front as a whole this season. The Clarets have scored just 24 league goals. Only rock bottom ​West Brom have scored less in the division.

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