BURNLEY have now shipped 13 goals in their last three matches, ‘the antithesis to last season’, according to Match of the Day host Gary Lineker.

The Clarets were beaten 4-2 at West Ham on Saturday, following up defeats to Manchester City (5-0) and Chelsea (4-0) last month.

While the Match of the Day pundits chose to purr over the performance of West Ham’s Brazilian attacker Felipe Anderson, who scored twice, host Lineker pointed out the defensive frailties of a previously ‘durable’ Clarets defence who conceded just 39 goals last term.

“It certainly was an exciting game but that’s 13 goals conceded by Burnley in their last three matches, the antithesis to last season where they were so durable,” said Linekar.

“But any team would have struggled against Felipe Anderson who was exceptional.”

Discussing Anderson’s highlight reel, Danny Murphy said: “He was exceptional. Anderson has been building up to this performance.

“I’ve seen a lot of West Ham and it’s that end product that he’s been looking for, in the final third that last pass or finish, because his pace and skill are phenomenal.

“It all went right for him but the whole team played well. It was as good a West Ham performance as I’ve seen this season.

“They opened Burnley up time and time again and he (Anderson) grew in confidence as you do when things are going well.

“He was part of a West Ham side that played with real freedom and great energy and he looked a lot fitter.

“He was the pick of a brilliant bunch.”