Midfielder Matt Taylor, who has not featured since August, is also nearing a return after resuming training following his recovery from Achilles surgery.
The Clarets have no fresh injury concerns following the international break, but Dean Marney and Kevin Long (both cruciate ligament) remain on the long-term absentee list.
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will miss the game because of a knee injury.
Full-back Danny Rose will be assessed after returning early from an England call-up with hamstring and hip issues.
Forward Roberto Soldado (knee) is another concern.