Sean Dyche is optimistic at what the last four games of the Premier League season have in store for Burnley after being encouraged by their recent displays – even if results have largely gone against them.

Burnley squandered leads to lose against Southampton and Newcastle last month before two late goals saw Manchester United prevail at Old Trafford although the Clarets bounced back in style with a surprise 4-0 win at Wolves.

West Ham came from behind to win 2-1 at Turf Moor on Monday, handing Burnley a fourth defeat in their last five, but Dyche thinks the form guide paints an unfair picture of what he has seen from his team in the past few weeks.

“We’ve had lesser runs of form and created a lot more points in the table,” said Dyche, whose side can guarantee their top-flight survival with a victory at relegation-threatened Fulham on Monday night.

“We want to take on the actual performance form that we’ve got and turn it into wins, we did that at Wolves with a very strong performance. I didn’t think it was a remotely bad performance against West Ham, they were very good. Our physical level was absolutely brilliant that night so I think the players are actually in good shape to take on the next four games.”

Dyche confirmed Chris Wood will be available to face the Cottagers but Robbie Brady and defender Kevin Long are both out.