Burnley welcome relegation battlers Fulham to Turf Moor this Saturday for a Premier League bottom of the table clash.
The two sides have been battling to steer clear of the relegation zone all season. Hosts Burnley have pulled clear after back to back wins in their last two games, with Fulham visit Turf Moor currently sitting in 19th place.
The Cottagers won the reverse fixture between these two sides earlier this season 4-2, but Burnley will be hoping they can swing the ball in momentum favour at home.
Here’s a look at how the Clarets might line up for Saturday’s game.
3. Goalkeeper & Defenders
Tom Heaton (GK) – Heaton has returned to the starting team after his long spell on the sidelines through injury. The England international has produced several good performances since returning, including a spattering of impressive saves to keep a clean sheet against West Ham.
Phil Bardsley (RB) – Both Bardsley and Lowton are carrying injuries and Dyche will be hoping one of them can pull through for Saturday’s game.
Ben Mee (CB) – No longer burdened with the captaincy role, Mee will be hoping he can help his side prevent the goals from creeping in.
James Tarkowski (CB) – Normally so consistent at the back Tarkowski has had a varied season. He needs to find his best partnership form with Mee if Burnley want to steer clear of the drop zone.
Charlie Taylor (LB) – Taylor offers a good attacking option down the left as a vital supply line to Burnley’s target men up top.
Johann Berg Gudmundsson (RM) – Gudmundsson offers a creative spark in midfield and will link the play together down the right. He has a good set piece delivery too.
Ashley Westwood (CM) – Westwood has been impressive of late and will try to command the midfield against Seri and Cairney following his man of the match performance against West Ham.
Jack Cork (CM) – Cork and Westwood starting together for Burnley has been vital to their success in recent years.
Dwight McNeil (LM) – The youngster has had an opportunity due to injury and suspension to Robbie Brady, but looks a very promising prospect at just 19 years of age.
Ashley Barnes (ST) – With two goals and an assist in his last four games, Barnes needs to keep his form on the go if Burnley want to remove themselves with the four sides below them.
Chris Wood (ST) – Burnley’s target man will need to hold up the play well and bring his midfielders and strike partner into the game. The two are very interchangeable up top and will cause problems for Fulham‘s leaky defence.