Leicester City vs Burnley: Match preview, team news, key facts and predicted lineup

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Burnley will host Leicester City at the Turf Moor on Saturday in the Match-day 22 of the Premier League.

Burnley currently sit 18th in the Premier League table, having picked up 11 points from 17 league games. Sean Dyche’s side lost their FA Cup 3rd round clash against Huddersfield Town. Recently the Clarets lost their star and top goal scorer Chris Wood to fellow Premier League side Newcastle United. The Clarets look to be in serious trouble at the moment and look seriously short of goals.

Burnley Premier League form: DDLDLL

While Leicester City had their Premier League clash against Everton postponed. But Leicester did win their FA Cup 3rd round clash against Watford. The Foxes are currently 10th in the Premier League table. They have picked up 25 points from 18 league games. Brendan Rodgers would be hoping to take full advantage of the current striker situations and come out of the game with all three points.

Leicester City Premier League form: WDLWLW

Key facts

  • Clarets have won just three of their 13 Premier League classes with Leicester City.
  • While Leicester City have picked up just four points from their last five away games against Burnley.
  • Sean Dyche’s side have picked up just one win in the league this season.
  • While Brendan Rodgers’ side claimed an impressive 1-0 win against Liverpool in their last Premier League game.
  • The first to get the first goal in the clash have not gone on to win any of the last five league meetings between the sides.

Team news

To add to Burnley’s misery on losing their record goalscorer in Chris Wood to Newcastle United. The club has suffered a massive Covid-19 outbreak. The likes of Nathan Collins, Dwight McNeil, Charlie Taylor, Erik Pieters and Matej Vydra and manager Sean Dyche have reportedly tested positive for the virus.

While summer signing Maxwel Cornet remains unavailable due to his involvement in the AFCON. Striker Ashley Barnes remains on the sidelines and Johann Berg Gudmundsson is a minor doubt ahead of the clash.

Leicester City will be missing the likes of  Wilfred Ndidi, Nampalys Mendy, Kelechi Iheanacho and Daniel Amartey with their involvement in the AFCON. The injury list at the club is quite big. Star players like Ryan Bertrand, Timothy Castagne, Jonny Evans, Jamie Vardy, Ricardo Pereira and Wesley Fofana are all ruled out of the clash.

Predicted lineup

Leicester City predicted lineup:

Schmeichel; Albrighton, Soyuncu, Vestergaard, Thomas; Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall, Maddison; Lookman, Barnes; Daka

Burnley predicted lineup:

Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Lowton; Gudmundsson, Cork, Westwood, Brownhill; Lennon, Rodriguez

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