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

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

Sean Dyche and his Burnley side welcome West Ham to Turf Moor in a mid-table battle on the final day of the season as they both look to finish in respectable positions.

The home side have had mixed form of late but will be looking to end the season on a high at home, as they face another year in the Premier League, with Dyche doing a great job on a small budget to keep them in the top flight once again.

Here is their potential line up for the match on Sunday.

Goalkeeper

  • Heaton

    Heaton1

​An ever-present this season with only four missed appearances in the Premier League, the English third choice keeper for the national side has had a strong season behind the Burnley defence.

Defence

  • Lowton

    Lowton2

  • Long

    Long24

  • Tarkowski

    Tarkowski26

  • Ward

    Ward23

​Full backs Stephen Ward and Matthew Lowton do not offer too much in terms of attacking potential, but they will keep their place either side of the centre halves to offer protection.

The make-shift pairing in the middle of Kevin Long and James Tarkowski should start as Burnley prepare for life without Michael Keane, who has been injured of late and looks like departing in the summer after a fantastic season in the heart of the back four.

Midfield

  • Barnes

    Barnes10

  • Arfield

    Arfield37

  • Westwood

    Westwood18

  • Boyd

    Boyd21

​A familiar set up in midfield, one that has been used for the majority of the season. On the wings, Scottish left-winger George Boyd offers industry and good crossing ability from the flank. On the right Ashley Barnes will hope to play like he did against Crystal Palace recently, with a great strike to earn man of the match.

In the centre, Dyche will opt for Scott Arfield and Ashley Westwood, who all season long have brought the work-rate and tough tackling need in a 4-4-2 set up.

Forwards

  • Hendrick

    Hendrick13

  • Vokes

    Vokes9

​Up front, Jeff Hendrick and Sam Vokes have struck up over the past couple of seasons, which have made Burnley such a typical side to beat, particularly at home.

On a small pitch, with the crowd rocking, they have used their physical presence to good effect from set pieces and knock downs to nick victories when the Clarets have their backs against the wall.

Source: 90min

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