Preview: Burnley v West Brom

Burnley will be hoping to build on their excellent start to the Premier League season when they host West Brom at Turf Moor on Saturday.

The Clarets enjoyed an unexpected victory on the opening weekend of the season when they beat defending champions Chelsea 3-2 at Stamford Bridge, with Sam Vokes netting a brace and Stephen Ward also scoring.

However, manager Sean Dyche’s charges have a poor record against the Baggies. In four Premier League ties Burnley have lost two away and drawn the other two at home, both 2-2.

“I’ve got a squad here who I believe in. If we can get competition by adding players, we will,” Dyche told the press when asked about his squad, according to BBC.

“Ideally we want to keep supporting the group and keep growing.

“If that doesn’t happen we’ll continue to work as we have done in the past with the players we’ve got and continue doing everything we can to develop them as individuals and as a team.”

Dean Marney remains the only first-team player sidelined for Burnley. The midfielder also missed the second half of last season due to his cruciate ligament injury.

Meanwhile, manager Tony Pulis will be eyeing a second win of the season as well, following the Baggies’ 1-0 win at home against Bournemouth in which new signing Ahmed Hegazi scored the solitary goal.

One to watch for the visitors is, however, Salomon Rondon. The striker has been deadly against the Clarets in the past, scoring them home and away in the 2016/17 season.

On the team news front, West Brom look likely to give a debut to new signing Gareth Barry, but will be missing injured duo James Morrison and Gareth McAuley.

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