Preview: Burnley v Leicester City

By Luke Osman

Burnley will take on Leicester City at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon.

The Clarets slipped into 17th place last weekend after they were defeated 4-2 by Liverpool, with Southampton moving above them following their shock 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur.

Ashley Westwood and Johann Berg Gudmundsson netted for Sean Dyche’s side, but braces from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino secured all three points for the Reds at Anfield.

Leicester, on the other hand, have entered into a new era under Brendan Rodgers. The Northern Irishman won his first home game in charge of the Foxes 3-1, overcoming a struggling Fulham side.

Youri Tielemans scored his first goal for the club before Jamie Vardy netted twice to cancel out Floyd Ayite’s leveller for the visitors.

Jon Walters and Aaron Lennon remain sidelined for Burnley, while Steven Defour is still a doubt.

Daniel Amartey is likely to be out for Leicester, and Marc Albrighton will miss the trip to Lancashire as he nurses a thigh injury.

In November, the two sides locked horns at the King Power Stadium but played out a 0-0 draw.

A win for Leicester could see them leapfrog West Ham in ninth place as they bid to retain their top-half status.

Three points for Burnley, though, would be pivotal for their survival hopes and would move them back up to 16th place and level on points with Brighton and Hove Albion.

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