Sean Dyche’s side have been a wonderful part of the top-flight this term, but a failure to beat a number of the teams around them has ultimately cost them dear, with leads squandered at home to the likes of Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion. A lack of goals in recent weeks has also been a major contributing factor.
The drought ended last time out as Danny Ings earned the Clarets a victory at Hull City that failed to keep them up due to other results. This is likely to benthe England U-21 international’s final home game as a Burnley player, and he will be keen to show why he has been linked to some huge clubs.
It has been Stoke’s best Premier League season on the road, and they will be optimistic of adding another victim to list that already includes Everton, Manchester City and Tottenham. Indeed, they completed a double over the Londoners in their last game, meaning that victory here would ensure a record points total.
Few players across the board have been in better form than Charlie Adam of late, with the Scot having now netted in four of the last six games. However, their top scorer is Mame Biram Diouf, whose energetic performances in attack have been quietly essential to another successful campaign.
There are no new injury concerns for Burnley, who are still without defender Kevin Long and midfielder Dean Marney.
Stoke remain unable to call upon Bojan Krkic and Victor Moses, while Jack Butland is set to continue in goal instead of Asmir Begovic.
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