Burnley vs Leicester City predictions: Burnley line-up
Three back-to-back defeats have pushed Burnley back into the relegation battle as they sit just two points ahead of 18th-placed Cardiff City. Sean Dyche’s side have to sort out their problems immediately and have a chance to do so when they host Leicester City on Saturday.
The Clarets opened the scoring against Liverpool at the weekend but Jurgen Klopp’s side proved to be too much as they succumbed to a 4-2 loss. With 8 games left to play, Burnley have very little margin for error and a loss on Saturday could potentially drop them to 18th place.
The Clarets will be without Jonathan Walters and Aaron Lennon for the game against Leicester on Saturday. Steven Defour is also ruled out for the game and the trio isn’t expected to be back any time soon.
Probable Burnley XI
Manager: Sean Dyche
Tom Heaton (GK)
The 32-year-old returned to the starting eleven just before the new year and has started every game since. He is expected to continue between the sticks against Leicester.
Phil Bardsley (RB)
The 33-year-old, like Heaton, has started every game since the turn of the year and his experience will be vital in the last few games for the Clarets.
James Tarkowski (CB)
One of the shining lights for Burnley this season, Tarkowski played a huge part in Burnley’s opening goal against Liverpool at the weekend and should start again on Saturday.
Ben Mee (CB)
Mee has played every game in the league so far this season and is expected to continue at the weekend.
Charlie Taylor (LB)
Taylor had a brilliant game against Spurs a couple of weeks ago and should look to replicate that against Leicester on Saturday.
Johann Berg Gudmundsson (RW)
The 28-year-old scored a consolation goal in stoppage time against Liverpool last week and should start on Saturday.
Jack Cork (CM)
The former Southampton man has missed just one game all season and is expected to continue in central midfield against Leicester.
Ashley Westwood (CM)
Westwood has been immense for the Clarets this season and has provided 6 assists in the league so far. He should start next to Cork on Saturday.
Dwight McNeil (LW)
The 19-year-old has played each of Burnley’s last 16 games and has been very impressive. The youngster will look to add to his 4 assists from the left wing on Saturday.
Chris Wood (ST)
The former Leeds forward has formed a formidable partnership with Ashley Barnes up front and has scored 7 goals so far this campaign.
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Ashley Barnes (ST)
Burnley’s top scorer with 9 goals this campaign will be looking to take his tally to double figures against Leicester on Saturday.