Sean Dyche insists he is picking his forwards on form, not loyalty as Burnley aim to cure their goalscoring woes at West Ham United on Saturday afternoon.

The Clarets have managed just nine in 16 Premier League games so far this term, a tally that ranks them joint last in the division alongside Sheffield United.

Chris Wood has scored three of those goals but has looked short of form and confidence in recent weeks while the New Zealand international and Ashley Barnes have been guilty of missing big chances.

Jay Rodriguez has yet to get off the mark in an injury-hit campaign and Matej Vydra, despite three goals in four starts this season, seems destined to be among the subs at the London Stadium.

Plenty of supporters want to see a striker shake-up to add a new spark to the Clarets' frontline but Dyche insists he is selecting the best players for the job.

“It’s not about loyalty," he said. "It’s about players I think are playing well, players that are active, players doing the job they’re meant to do.

“I believe in all the players here, irrelevant of who the first XI are. I think it’s more about the team I think can win a game.

“I’ve said many times, of course, you want your strikers scoring, no matter who is out there, but equally, you look at the rest of the team, and we have to find goals in the same way we ask strikers to defend from the front.

“I think it’s more relevant, I put a team out there I think can win."

He added: “There are certain players who have laid down a lot of good work over a long period, and they kind of end up getting that head start where they have delivered so many times you’re thinking they’re probably going to deliver again.

“Strikers and wide players can have little dips, and ups and downs.

“You have to stay focused because you can be quiet then active for a period, then quiet again."

Dyche is expected to retain Wood for the trip to West Ham while Barnes and Rodriguez seem likely to battle it out for the other spot with the latter only just fit again after injury.

Vydra, who missed three late chances during his cameo against Manchester United in midweek, is set to be among the subs.

And Dyche believes goals will come for his starting strikers, with Wood having hit double figures in each of the last three seasons and while the 29-year-old has spurned several opportunities in recent weeks he has been in the right areas.

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"I think the quality of chances I’ve referenced more than anything else," said Dyche.

“We try and look at the quality of chances we’re creating, and I think that’s got better as the season has gone on.

“The hardest job in the world is to put it in the net, I’ve always said that I don’t overly put pressure on centre-forwards, now and again I do, not very often, I kind of leave them to keep in the right areas and keep doing their job, and they’ll find a goal."