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

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

Burnley head to the capital this weekend hoping to forget the nightmare they endured in their last two games in the Premier League. 

They have been on the end of two drubbings by sides at the top of the league after losing 5-0 away to Man City, and then following that with a 4-0 defeat at home to Chelsea. 

Sean Dyche will be hoping that is all behind them and will be looking to take advantage of West Ham’s lack of numbers to head back to the North West with all three points. 

Here is the potential side that will start this one for the Clarets.

1. Goalkeeper and Defenders

Joe Hart (GK): The former England number one makes his return to the London Stadium. He endured and indifferent spell on loan there last season, and has a point to prove to the Hammers fans. 

Matt Lowton (RB): The dependable full back is an ever present in the back line for Dyche and will continue his long run in the side. 

James Tarkowski (CB): The England international is going from strength to strength since getting into the side. 

Ben Mee (CB): The one who tends to go under the radar but the skipper is important to the solidity of the defence and has featured in every minute so far for his side. He will be crucial when trying to get over the recent results and get back to keeping it tight at the back. 

Charlie Taylor (LB): The former Leeds man will continue in the absence of Stephen Ward and is looking like he has established himself as the first choice in this position regardless of Ward’s fitness.

2. Midfielders

Johann Berg Guðmundsson (RM):  The Iceland winger has become Burnley’s most creative midfielder this season, and will be key after already collecting five assists this season.

Jack Cork (CM): The former Chelsea man’s energy and tenacity in the middle is key to pressing and disrupting sides. He will be hoping to unsettle the Hammers and get his side moving here. 

Steven Defour (CM): The experienced playmaker’s range of passing is key to his side, Dyche loves to get the ball wide and get crosses in the box, hence the importance of having Defour in this side. 

Robbie Brady (LM): After a frustrating time with injuries, Brady is back and looking to kick on. He has scored some key goals for his side and is proving to be a dead ball specialist. 

Jeff Hendrick (CAM): The Irishman is the one tasked with helping out in midfield when under pressure, but also the one who has to get closest to Sam Vokes upfront when the are going forward. He needs to turn up on the day to ensure he doesn’t leave his front man isolated. 

3. Forward

Sam Vokes (ST) – The Welshman has featured heavily of late and looks like he will continue to lead the line for his side here. He will be hoping the chances will come so he can add to his two goals so far this season and be the hero for his side on the day. 


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