Adrian Clarke looks at key tactical points in Matchweek 35.
The Clarets have scored nine goals in their last four Premier League away matches, impressing greatly with their physicality and efficiency.
Burnley have looked at their best when they have focused hard on pressing inside the opposition half.
We are accustomed to seeing them defend compactly when put under pressure but they have improved at regaining possession much higher up the pitch.
With four matches left to play they have already won the ball back in those advanced areas more than they did in the entire 2019/20 campaign.
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Burnley displayed plenty of this desire to close Wolves' players down in the 4-0 win at Molineux in their last away match.
This forced a number of mistakes throughout, with two of their four goals stemming from transitions they created.
Sean Dyche's side refused to let Wolves settle and his midfield quartet and front two regained possession 29 times inside the opposition half.
When Burnley play to their strengths, their direct style of play is a handful.
Over 41 per cent of Burnley's passes are hit forward, so when they find quality with that distribution they ask a lot of questions.
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This way of playing suits Wood, a nominee for April 2021's EA SPORTS Player of the Month award, perfectly and he approaches this contest in terrific form.
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*Players to score at least 10 goals
The 29-year-old hits the target on a consistent basis.
Wood's goalscoring form and physical threat mean Fulham will need to be at their best defensively if they are to contain him and boost their hopes of safety.