They say the plus side to a busy fixture list is you have the opportunity to bounce back immediately, and that’s exactly what Burnley will be hoping to do when they host high-flying Brighton at Turf Moor on Saturday.
Suffering from a prolonged hangover from last season, the Clarets improved massively for Wednesday’s match with Liverpool, but were ultimately outclassed, losing 3-1 after being 1-0 up heading into the last half hour, and sit in 19th place as a result.
Brighton, meanwhile, have had opposing fortunes. A win over Crystal Palace during the week smuggled them into the top 10, and they sit 12 points ahead of their weekend opponents, hoping to stretch that margin by a further three by the time they leave the Black Country on Saturday evening.
Check out 90min’s preview for Saturday’s clash below.
How to Watch:
|When Is Kick Off?||Saturday 8 December|
|What Time Is Kick Off?||15:00 (BST)|
|Where Is it Played?||Turf Moor|
|TV Channel/Live Stream?||Sky Sports News/BT Sport Score|
Burnley have no fresh injury or suspension concerns, with long-term absentee Nick Pope the only man confirmed to be on the sidelines for Saturday’s game.
Brighton, meanwhile, have Shane Duffy out serving the first of a three game ban for his sending off in the win over Palace, and have doubts over Glenn Murray, Jose Izquierdo and Bruno.
Dale Stephens is available again after suspension however and there is hope
|Burnley||Hart; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Gudmundsson, Cork, Hendrick, Brady; Barnes, Wood|
|Brighton||Ryan; Montoya, Dunk, Balogun, Bernardo; Stephens, Gross, Propper; March, Murray, Andone|
|Burnley 1-3 Liverpool (05/12)||Brighton 3-1 Crystal Palace (04/12)|
|Crystal Palace 2-0 Burnley (01/12)||Huddersfield 1-2 Brighton (1/12)|
|Burnley 1-2 Newcastle (26/11)||Brighton 0-0 Leicester (24/11)|
|Leicester 0-0 Burnley (10/11)||Cardiff 2-1 Brighton (10/11)|
|West Ham 4-2 Burnley (03/11)||Everton 3-1 Brighton (03/11)|