There weren't too many positives to take from Burnley's 1-0 Premier League reverse at West Ham United.

The Clarets struggled to create chances and looked lethargic and pedestrian for much of the afternoon at the London Stadium.

Michail Antonio's early goal proved enough to earn David Moyes' side the points with the striker prodding in after a Burnley defensive error.

Sean Dyche was defiant in his words after the contest but it was a sub standard Clarets display that saw them slip to 17th in the table ahead of Thursday's trip to Premier League champions Liverpool.

We try and find a positive or two and have a look at what went wrong.

The ups

Dwight McNeil

The winger returned from injury against Manchester United in midweek and again came off the bench at West Ham.

He injected some energy and urgency into the Clarets performance and provided a transition between defence and attack while he whipped in a couple of trademark crosses.

The 21-year-old showed again just how important he is to this Burnley attack.

The downs

Striker shortcomings

Another day and another blank in front of goal.

Dyche retained Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes up front but the pair once again struggled to make an impact, albeit with little in the way of service.

Matej Vydra and Jay Rodriguez were summoned off the bench but neither managed to get a sight of goal although with the pair on Burnley did enjoy a little more of a threat going forward.

The Clarets have now failed to score in 10 of 17 Premier League games this season and it is a record that simply has to improve if they are to preserve their top flight status.

Midfield malaise

Minus McNeil the midfield struggles to create.

Ashley Westwood came deep to get possession from the centre backs time and again and wanted to try and dictate play but in Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Robbie Brady he had two wingers who weren't firing.

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Josh Brownhill worked hard and was his usual energetic self but the two central midfielders, by instruction or instinct, were deep and as a result couldn't support the frontmen on the rare occasions when Burnley held the ball up front.

It's easy with hindsight but a change in tactic could have paid dividends with the Clarets having the options to play 4-2-3-1 and get more men around a central striker to play higher up the pitch.