Vincent Kompany has praised Burnley’s “tremendous amount of courage” in their fight to avoid the Premier League drop.

Burnley are 11 points from safety with 11 games left to play and need a remarkable turnaround in fortunes to avoid an instant return to the Championship.

The Clarets have not won since a 2-0 victory at Fulham on December 23, a nine-game run in which they have picked up only two points and suffered four successive defeats.

The latest of those was a 2-0 home setback to Bournemouth last weekend when they had 75 per cent possession and 20 attempts on goal.

“From my side, I see a tremendous amount of courage in a team,” Burnley boss Kompany said ahead of Sunday’s trip to West Ham.

“When you get beaten down like it was a bit after the Palace game, you build your energy back up and show what we did against Bournemouth.

“We had the performance and 20 shots, but we were also aggressive in duels all over the pitch.

“To re-bring that energy at this stage of the season, when we’ve had so many tough weekends, that’s special and says something about the team.

“I know results do come from these type of showings and for teams that can be alive in moments like this.

“It’s just not happened, and that’s the truth we have to deal with.”

Burnley have conceded 13 goals in successive defeats to Liverpool, Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth.

Bottom-placed Sheffield United are the only team to have let in more than the 60 goals Burnley have conceded in 27 games.

Kompany said: “The way we are, the way this club is, we always keep going.

“The toughest part is the moment after the game, but afterwards you always look at how you need to prepare yourself for the next game. It requires all that attention.

“As a group we all have to stick together. My only priority is the group. When you lose you always come under criticism, that’s part of the job.

“I know when you don’t have the points and we have a couple of bad performances, like we very clearly did against Arsenal and Palace, it creates a different narrative and picture that has been going on for a good time.

“We have had good performances, but we have come up short in areas of the game that you can’t underestimate in both boxes.

“That’s the truth for us this year, but it also reflects on the level of the league.”

Josh Brownhill is back available after suspension. The midfielder served a one-match ban and missed the Bournemouth defeat after being sent off against Palace.