Stoke vs Burnley – Premier League preview and team news

Burnley will be looking to build on their first win back in the Premier League as they travel to the Britannia Stadium to face Stoke City.

The home supporters will undoubtedly wondering which Stoke side will turn up on Saturday, with the Potters having produced a number of inconsistent displays so far this season, but the win over Tottenham last time out did show that they are a very strong side and capable of competing with the Premier League’s best sides.

Summer signing Bojan Krkic came to life in North London and scored his first goal in English football, and he will be hoping to take his improved form into this match, with his side looking for a third win in four home games.

There was relief all around in Burnley before the international break as a strong performance against Hull City producing a well-earned and deserved three points, which – although they remain bottom – keeps them in touch with the sides just above the drop zone.

Ashley Barnes put forward his case for a regular starting spot as he guided home a superb header to see off the Tigers, and manager Sean Dyche will be hopeful that the result will settle his players down having shrugged a large monkey off their back.

Stoke are definitely without Glenn Whelan, Robert Huth and Peter Odemwingie, while there are slight doubts over Phil Bardsley.

The away side could hand a recall for the fit-again Steven Reid, but long-term absentees Matt Taylor and Sam Vokes continue to miss out.

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