Burnley vs Newcastle
Burnley will go head-to-head with Newcastle United on Saturday the 14th of December.
The Clarets are not in the best form heading into the tie.
Burnley have lost their last three Premier League clashes, with their latest defeat a 5-0 hammering at the hands of Tottenham.
As a result, Burnley have slipped down to 13th in the PL. And they are just three points clear of the relegation zone.
But while Burnley’s form has been declining recently, Newcastle have been putting together a decent string of results.
The Magpies have lost just one of their last five Premier League outings, and are up to 11th in the table.
Steve Bruce’s side could even move as high as 5th, should they pick up all three points at Turf Moor.
Dyche hopeful of duo being fit
Ahead of what is likely to be a tough test for Burnley, Sean Dyche held his latest press conference on Thursday.
In the presser, Dyche confirmed that he is hopeful that both Ashley Barnes and Ashley Westwood will be fit for the weekend’s clash with Newcastle.
Neither Barnes or Westwood were in Burnley’s matchday squad which lost to Spurs.
But while Dyche is hopeful of having Barnes and Westwood fit, Charlie Taylor is a doubt for the tie.
SD confirms he is hopeful that Ashley Barnes and Ashley Westwood will be fit for the weekend.
Phil Bardsley is expected to train tomorrow. Charlie Taylor remains a doubt.
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) December 12, 2019
Burnley also confirmed that Jay Rodriguez has a broken finger. But the Clarets stated that he will be okay for Saturday:
Jay Rodriguez has sustained a broken finger but will be okay to take his place in the Clarets’ plans for Saturday’s visit of Newcastle United.