STEPHEN Ward is aiming to help Burnley become a 'seasoned Premier League club' after celebrating his wonder goal against Chelsea with a new contract this week.

Ward netted a stunning volley in the win at Stamford Bridge and then on Monday signed a two-year extension, keeping him at Turf Moor until the summer of 2019, with the option of a further year.

Victory over the champions gave the Clarets a dream start to their second successive top flight campaign but Ward is hoping to build on it as they return to Turf Moor on Saturday to face West Brom.

Burnley won 10 times in the league in front of their own fans last season and the Republic of Ireland left-back wants to see a repeat of that fine home form.

“We’ve got another massive game on Saturday at home to West Brom,” he said. “Hopefully we can continue the home form we had last year and make this club a seasoned Premier League club.

“I’ve been speaking (about a new contract) since the end of last season.

"It’s a great time to be at the club and there’s a good feeling around the place. Hopefully, we can have a good season like we did last year.”

Ward's volley against Chelsea came sandwiched between a Sam Vokes double and while he was delighted to score such a goal he felt the three points were the most important outcome.

"Most were expecting us to lump it into the box as there were a lot of bodies in there," the 31-year-old said.

"Ben (Mee) gave me a shout to take the short one, and instinct just takes over.

"Corky played a great ball back to me and it sat up nicely. I hit it and hoped for the best and thankfully it went into the top-right corner.

"When the fixtures came out people didn’t give us much of a chance going to the champions and it was one we were looking forward to. A couple of things went our way, but I think we capitalised well and we got a great result.”