En match kvar innan Premier League gör uppehåll för landskamper. För vår del väntar en tuff bortamatch mot Burnley på Turf Moor. Vi ställs mot ett lag som inlett säsongen starkt, om det och mycket mer berättar Burnley-supportern Jamie Smith(@JamieSmithSport) här:

1. Last season was tough for Burnley, why do you think you struggled more during that season than earlier?
The Europa League was obviously a factor but I don’t think it’s fair to blame that 100 per cent. I still feel we didn’t start pre-season early enough and the players simply didn’t look as fit as usual in the early weeks. The travelling certainly had an impact though and we didn’t really handle it. Recruitment was also substandard and we didn’t really improve the squad properly, while there was probably a bit of a hangover from the poor end to the season before.

2. Youve started this season better, have Dyche made any changes from last season?
Not massive changes. The team has been basically the same apart from Pieters in at left-back and Pope returning in goal. But they look super fit and ready to go, I’ve been really impressed with how we’ve started and we probably should have more points on the board, having been a bit unlucky at both Arsenal and Wolves in the last two games.

3. How do you rate your transfer summer?
A little better than average. We’ve effectively replaced Ward with Pieters which is a slight upgrade, while Rodriguez comes back to replace Vokes who left in January. Then there’s goalkeeping cover in Peacock-Farrell after Heaton left and Drinkwater adds depth to midfield. There should really be plenty of cash to spend but Dyche won’t buy players for the sake of it and he prefers evolution rather than revolution to his squad, which is probably the strongest of his time in charge now. Theoretically we have two good options for every position and the reserves side we put out in midweek in the cup looked good on paper – even if it did then lose 3-1 at home to Sunderland! We should have bought a powerful midfielder this year really – someone like Billing who went to Bournemouth. I’d probably give it 6 out of 10

4. Ashley Barnes have scored in every game so far this season. How would you describe him as a player and do you think he will keep on scoring? 
Barnes is the perfect striker for us really. He loves the physical battle with defenders and that can soften them up and create space for others to take advantage. Not everyone likes taking him on. His finishing is probably underrated and it’s not just this season he’s been in form, he has been scoring regularly since the start of the year. Suggestions he could or should be in the England squad were probably a bit fanciful (he qualifies despite people who only read Wikipedia thinking he’s Austrian) but as long as he keeps getting decent service he’ll keep scoring goals. 15 is a good target for him this season and the partnership he has with Wood works well. I’ve not always been his biggest fan but Barnes has improved a huge amount since joining us and he’s probably one of the first names on the teamsheet now.

5. Which players will be most important for you this season?
Barnes as mentioned above, Pope has already got back in the England squad and has vast potential, keeping Tarkowski in the window was crucial as he’s excellent for us. But the star is increasingly McNeil, who got his maiden England Under-21 call this week. He goes a bit under the radar but he’s a 19-year-old winger playing every week to a consistent level. He has excellent delivery, can score goals, has enough pace and skill to beat a man. He’s a very exciting prospect and should go all the way. If he was at a sexier club folk would rave about him but being out of the spotlight suits him.

6. What do you expect of the team this season? What would be a succesfull season?
Survival first and foremost, like probably half the league, but we should be trying to push on. We finished seventh the season before last and the squad is better now than it was then. I’d expect us to be safe fairly comfortably and a top-half finish isn’t an unrealistic prospect.

7. How do you think you will lineup against Liverpool and what kind of game do you expect?
Gudmundsson is injured so that’s a blow, with Lennon probably coming in on the right wing. Other than that it’ll be the same side we’ve fielded in the league all season – there aren’t usually many surprises with Dyche. It should be a good game, we’ll try and make it hard for Liverpool and I’ll back us to score since the Reds’ defence (and Adrian) has looked vulnerable at times this season. We have to be realistic though – Liverpool’s team is expensively assembled and as superbly as Barnes has played this season he’s no Mane, Firmino or Salah. If we get a draw I’ll be happy.