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[Image] Here’s the predicted 4-4-2 Burnley XI to face Manchester City – can the Clarets beat the Cityzens?

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche. (Getty Images)

Predicted Burnley line-up to face Manchester City in the Premier League

After making a horrible start to the campaign, Burnley are now unbeaten in the last three games, winning two of those. Sean Dyche’s men come up against Manchester City in the Premier League this weekend.

The Clarets travel to the Etihad Stadium where the Champions are so far unbeaten this season. Sean Dyche will be hoping for a strong performance from his team as they are known to take down big giants on their day.

Team news

James Tarkowski is still injured and will be unavailable for this match. Ben Gibson, Nick Pope and Stephen Ward are all still out as well but Dyche has enough options to deploy against the Champions.

Probable Burnley XI

Manager: Sean Dyche

Formation: 4-4-2

Joe Hart (GK)

Hart has been excellent in goal for the Clarets this season. He will continue in goal.

Matthew Lowton (RB)

Lowton has looked good in patches and needs to maintain consistency in his form. He will start at right-back.

Kevin Long (CB)

Long showed he is more than capable of deputising in place of Tarkowski. He will start this one.

Ben Mee (CB)

Mee will lead the Clarets from the back. He has been extremely consistent for them this season.

Ben Mee

Charlie Taylor (LB)

Taylor has looked good at left-back. He should continue in place of Stephen Ward.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson (RM)

The Iceland international has shown good form over the last few weeks. He is their main source of supply going forward.

Ashley Westwood (RCM)

Westwood has been superb with his defensive work rate and his support going forward.

Jack Cork (LCM)

Cork has been fruitful with his distribution in the middle of the park. He will continue on the left-hand side of central midfield.

Aaron Lennon (LM)

Though his age is taking a toll on him, Lennon is still a powerful threat going forward.

Ashley Barnes (ST)

Barnes is yet to hit full stride this season. However, he should start this game.

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Matej Vydra (ST)

Vydra has looked good after coming into the side this season. He should lead the line for Burnley alongside Barnes.

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