Predicted Burnley line-up to face Wolverhampton Wanderers
Burnley will be disappointed after being knocked out of Europe and then facing a crushing loss against Manchester United last weekend. Sean Dyche will now be aiming to bounce back by producing some results in the league.
He can start by taking down a dogged Wolverhampton Wanderers side who look hard to beat. The Wolves will be fresh after picking up a win against West Ham United last weekend. It will be an exciting game to watch as both teams battle it out to prove a point.
Both Ben Gibson and Johan Berg Gudmundsson are doubtful for the game this weekend. Steven Defour and Robbie Brady will take longer to return to training as well. But Sean Dyche still possesses a wealthy set of options to deploy against the Wolves.
Probable Burnley XI
Manager: Sean Dyche
Joe Hart (GK)
Hart made an excellent penalty save to deny Paul Pogba in the previous game. Goalkeepers just seem to flourish at Burnley and that’s exactly why he should start in goal again.
Matthew Lowton (RB)
Lowton has so far maintained a 100% tackle success rate in the league. The right-back should start against the Wolves.
James Tarkowski (CB)
The England centre-back seems to be enjoying a good run of form in front of goal after picking up two goals in two games this season. Should start.
Ben Mee (CB)
Mee is Burnley’s most consistent and determined defender. He will aim to captain this side to victory.
Stephen Ward (LB)
Ward was rested for the previous game, but should return to face the Wolves this weekend.
Aaron Lennon (RM)
The former Everton midfielder possesses the experience and wisdom to help Burnley make it back into the top 10 this season.
Ashley Westwood (RCM)
Westwood’s passing and defensive work has proved fruitful for the Clarets so far. He will be in charge of pulling the strings against the Wolves.
Jack Cork (LCM)
Cork’s defensive prowess will be needed to stop a fluid Wolves midfield that seems to make things happen for its team.
Dwight McNeil (LM)
The 18-year-old will have to continue on the left-hand side given that Gudmundsson is still out injured.
Jeff Hendrick (CAM)
Hendrick has looked good sitting behind the striker this season. He should start against the Wolves.
Matej Vydra (ST)
Last season’s Championship top-scorer picked up a goal on his debut. He should be handed his first start in the Premier League.