Burnley vs. Stoke Preview Relegated hosts looking to go down with a bang

Burnley have nothing left to play for but pride when they play host to Stoke this Saturday at Turf Moor.

The Clarets were relegated from the League last week despite their 1-0 win over Hull City last week thanks to Danny Ings’ goal, as the other results went against them.

The maximum they can now achieve is the 18th position and securing a victory in their last home game is something that the players and coaches are really looking forward to.

Stoke City on the other hand, need only a point from their last two games to beat their record points haul in the English top flight.

Despite the fact that the Potters registered an impressive 3-0 win over Spurs last week, they haven’t won a single game on the road for nearly two months, and that has given Burnley a huge lift ahead of the Saturday showdown.

Last time the two teams met was back in November in which Danny Ings scored twice in one minute to give Burnley a 2-1 win over Mark Hughes’ men.

Burnley can call on fit again striker Sam Vokes, who has managed to shrug off a niggling thigh injury.

However, midfielder Dean Marney and defender Kevin Long are still months away from first-team return despite making good progress in their recovery.

Stoke’s morale has been raised up by the news that goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is available for the game following a minor procedure on the Bosnia international.

Victor Mosses however, is a major doubt for the game following his failure to recover in time from his hamstring injury.

Turf Moor holds the record of the lowest scoring stadium in the top flight this season with only 35 goals being scored here all season.