Charlie Taylor knows Burnley need to get back to what they are good at if they are to have any chance of returning to winning ways against West Ham.

The Clarets have shipped seven goals in their last two games against Chelsea and Sheffield United, poor spells in each effectively condemning Sean Dyche’s men to defeat.

At Bramall Lane two goals in two minutes before half-time saw the Blades lead 3-0 at the break, that being the final score.

Two in three second-half minutes against Chelsea took the score from 2-0 to 4-0 at Turf Moor seven days earlier before the Clarets scored two late goals to give the scoreline some respectability.

Taylor is well aware that trend needs to end sooner rather than later, the Hammers’ trip to East Lancashire presenting Burnley with the opportunity to get back on the right track before the November international break.

"Chelsea were clinical and I think Sheffield United were clinical as well,” said the left back, who impressed off the bench in South Yorkshire.

“They put the chances that they had away. It's not hugely concerning, but it's something we want to put a stop to.

“We don't want to be conceding three or four a game, it's not like us and we need to get back to being solid at the back.”

Taylor came on at half-time against the Blades, replacing Erik Pieters to make just his third appearance of the season.

Given the alarming nature of the goals conceded as Chris Wilder’s side ran the Clarets ragged in the opening 45 minutes, the 26-year-old will hope to have done enough to keep his place this weekend as he bids to finally get his campaign up and running.

When asked if that will be the case, he said: “"Who knows? I don't, that's for him (Dyche) to decide.

“It's a really competitive squad, there are positions all over the park where lads are fighting hard to be in the first XI.

“We'll work on it this week and the gaffer will pick the team for West Ham.
"It's been frustrating, but the team has been doing well.

“The team has been picking up points so you've got to train hard and keep yourself ready for when your chance comes.”

The Hammers head to Turf Moor a point and a place above the Clarets in 13th in the Premier League.

Taylor is eyeing a marked improvement on last Saturday to help Dyche’s men head into the break on a high.

"They're a tough team, but we'll be at home and we'll fancy it,” he said.

“The three points are the most important thing and we'll go again on Saturday.
“We were well below our standards (at Sheffield United), we know how we can play and what we're good at, but we just didn't do that.”