Burnley v Brighton & Hove Albion
Burnley are without a win in six league games going into Saturday’s home clash against a Brighton side unbeaten in three.
The Clarets fell to another defeat on Wednesday, going down 3-1 to Liverpool at Turf Moor, and are second bottom going into the game against the Seagulls.
Sean Dyche made five changes to his team in midweek and more are expected on Saturday, with the likes of Matt Lowton, Aaron Lennon and Jeff Hendrick tipped to start. Steven Defour, who missed the game with Liverpool due to a knee injury, is unlikely to return.
Brighton also have injury issues to contend with and leading scorer Glenn Murray is set to miss out. The former Crystal Palace man suffered a shoulder injury in the victory over his former club on Tuesday.
Florin Andone, who scored the third goal in midweek, is set to replace Murray, while Jose Izquierdo is also doubtful after suffering a knock against Palace. Chris Hughton says Alireza Jahanbakhsh is not yet ready to return from a hamstring injury.
Dale Stephens is available after returning from suspension, but Shane Duffy begins his ban after his red card on Tuesday, so Leon Balogun is set to replace him in the heart of the Seagulls’ backline
Both games between the sides finished 0-0 last season, with the last five meetings between the sides draws.
Dyche’s side have lost their last three fixtures at Turf Moor, while Brighton‘s away record has improved of late, with the Seagulls collecting two wins in their last four games on the road.