Picking the Best Potential Burnley Lineup to Face Leicester in the Premier League on SaturdayNosa Omoigui08 Nov 2018
Burnley travel to Leicester on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League. The Clarets have been in a miserable run of form, losing their last three games whilst conceding 13 goals.
Sean Dyche's men could do with getting a result to stop the rot, and build some confidence going forward in the season.
Here's how they should line up against Leicester.
Joe Hart (GK) – Despite Burnley's early season struggles, Hart has done some work to repair his reputation that was damaged during stints with Torino and West Ham. Hart has made the most saves in the Premier League, and will likely be called upon by Dyche again on Saturday.
Matt Lowton (RB) – Lowton has consistently been in the Burnley first team this season, making nine Premier League appearances so far. The former Villa man is capable of good deliveries from out wide, which can only help Burnley's strikers who thrive on aerial duels.
Ben Mee (CB) – Mee is arguably Burnley's most consistent defender, even if he hasn't received the recognition of his centre back partner. He's played every league game for Burnley this season, and that will surely continue on Saturday.
Kevin Long (CB) – James Tarkowski will have a late fitness test ahead of Saturday's game but it is expected that Long will deputise for the England international.
Charlie Taylor (LB) – Taylor has finally established himself at Burnley after making the move from Leeds two years ago. He can threaten defences with his overlapping runs and his delivery has improved which can only mean better service for Burnley's strikers.
Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson (RM) – The Iceland international has added an end product to Burnley's play outside of their strikers, providing two goals and four assists in his ten matches so far this season. Burnley need goals from somewhere to get themselves out of this bad run of form, and Guðmundsson could help provide them.
Jeff Hendrick (CM) – Hendrick was dropped to the bench for last week's defeat to West Ham, but should be recalled to the starting lineup. The Irishman marries tidy passing with an ability to make runs from deep, adding a different dimension to Burnley's play.
Steven Defour (CM) – The Belgian arguably possesses the most technical quality in the Burnley squad, and if given room to dictate the play then his side could see some joy. He also has good delivery from set pieces, which is an asset in a Burnley team perfectly equipped to score from set pieces.
Robbie Brady (LM) – Brady's time as a left back has given him the defensive nous to track back and help Charlie Taylor. His crossing from wide areas is fantastic, and a weapon that Burnley should look to utilise.
Chris Wood (ST) – The Kiwi was on the score sheet last time out, but should have arguably scored a couple more. The fact that he is getting into the right positions is a good sign, so Wood deserves to start against Leicester. His physical presence will test Morgan and Soyuncu, which could lead to Burnley getting some joy.
Matej Vydra (ST) – Vydra dovetails a physical strike partner with his pace and timing of runs. If he plays close to Wood and latches on to any of his knockdowns then Burnley can cause Leicester some serious problems.
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