Burnley vs West Brom – Premier League preview and team news

Burnley will be hoping to move clear of the bottom three by coming out on top in an important home clash with West Bromwich Albion.

It was a strangely tepid performance from the Clarets last time out as they were comfortably seen off by fellow strugglers Sunderland, and afterwards manager Sean Dyche was forced to defend top scorer Danny Ings, whose subdued showing came amid growing interest from top six clubs.

Ings did not make the move, but is almost certain to leave in the summer, so between now and then he must fire in front of goal to keep his side in the top-flight. Meanwhile, Dyche will be keen to ensure his team defend well after conceding nine goals in their last three games in all competitions.

The visitors will also be targeting a return to form after conceding three without reply to in-form Tottenham. It was a game where they created chances, but were denied by terrific goalkeeping and undone by tremendous finishing at the other end. Here, they will be determined to avoid a defeat that would see them slip closer to danger.

Darren Fletcher arrived from Manchester United on deadline day and his vast experience could be key in the run-in, and although they missed out on Carlton Cole, the Baggies still have a powerful presence in attack in the shape of Victor Anichebe.

Matt Taylor and Stephen Ward are still out for a Burnley side that has no new injury concerns and has been unchanged for the last nine Premier League matches.

West Brom are still without defender Jonas Olsson, while Youssouf Mulumbu is unlikely to feature after international duty. Saido Berahino is set to play despite making controversial comments during the week.

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