Sean Dyche to make 5 key changes – Strongest 4-4-2 Burnley XI to face Bournemouth

Predicted Burnley line-up to face Bournemouth in the Premier League

Burnley are facing a huge risk of relegation this season after the Clarets once again lost 1-0 to Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend. Sean Dyche’s men are currently occupying the final spot on the table and have only been able to muster a total of 1 point so far.

The Clarets come up against an electric Bournemouth side who are currently in the top-5 of the table. The Cherries picked up another impressive win against Leicester City last weekend and will be hoping to continue their fine form.

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Ben Gibson will once again miss the game through injury. Apart from long-term absentees Robbie Brady, Stephen Defour and Nick Pope, Sean Dyche can pick from a fully-fit squad for the game.

Changes are definitely expected to be made given Burnley are already looking fatigued this season.

Probable Burnley XI

Manager: Sean Dyche

Formation: 4-4-2

Joe Hart (GK)

Goalkeepers always tend to find form at Turf Moor. Joe Hart has been impressive in goal so far and will continue at the back.

Matthew Lowton (RB)

Lowton was on the bench and missed the last game against Wolves. He should return to the line-up for this one.

James Tarkowski (CB)

Tarkowski has already scored two goals this season and will be aiming for another standout campaign with the Clarets.

James Tarkowski

Ben Mee (CB)

Mee has been Burnley’s most consistent defender over the years. He will partner Tarkowski in central defence.

Stephen Ward (LB)

Ward was also rested for the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers and should return to the fold for this one.

Aaron Lennon (RM)

Lennon’s experience and wisdom on the field will be handy for Burnley in a situation like this.

Ashley Westwood (RCM)

Westwood should return for this game and his distribution in the middle of the park has to be on point.

Ashley Westwood

Jack Cork (LCM)

Cork’s defensive contribution and passing in the midfield will provide stability for the Clarets.

Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson (LM)

The Iceland international has looked good after returning from a slight injury problem. He will continue on the left-hand side of the midfield.

Chris Wood (ST)

Wood should be given a run-out, handing Ashley Barnes a rest.

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Matej Vydra (ST)

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