Sean Dyche would be more than happy if Burnley get the momentum going in the next match. The Clarets are due to host newbies Huddersfield Town on Saturday at the Turf Moor.
They have picked up eight points from a possible 15 in the first five matches with two wins and two draws which is quite a commendable job. Dyche’s side made all the headlines last season with their hard-hitting style and solid defensive approach to the game.
The departure of Michael Keane was supposed to be a roadblock for Dyche but both Ben Mee and James Tarkowski have made the transition effortlessly and have been very tight at the back to keep things smooth this season.
On the other side, the Terriers were billed as a probable relegation candidate but they have defied all the odds to create a stir among the Premier League circuit and one shouldn’t be surprised if they depart the Turf Moor with all the three points.
Both the teams are equally effective in their style of play and it would be great to see them playing each other.
Predicted 4-4-2 Burnley Starting Lineup Against Huddersfield Town
Injury to Tom Heaton has spoiled Dyche’s plans. The English international dislocated his shoulder and has been ruled out for the next few months. Nick Pope has been an able replacement for him so far and should see out this match with ease.
Ben Mee and James Tarkowski will have the task to keep the Terriers’ attackers at bay. They have done their duties quite wonderfully so far and would be hoping to keep up their form.
Both Stephen Ward and Matthew Lowton should be back to the side.
Jack Cork has seamlessly adapted to the Turf Moor environment and will be seen at the centre of the park.
Steven Defour will try to soak up the pressure in the midfield. The 29-year-old has been pretty effective in the role he has been given so far.
Given Huddersfield’s tight defence, Robbie Brady will have to be at his best to grind out something from this match. The Irish winger was on the scoresheet against Leeds from a delightful free-kick and is always a threat to defenders.
Johann Berg Gudmundsson is expected to be on the right flank. Chris Wood has lit up the Premier League since his arrival and should lead the attack.
Sam Vokes will be his deputy up front. This is how they might lineup:
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