Picking the Best Potential Burnley Lineup to Face Huddersfield Town on Saturday

Burnley will be looking to continue their outstanding form in the ​Premier League on Saturday when they visit the Kirklees Stadium.


Fresh off the back of their outstanding 2-2 draw against Manchester United on Boxing Day, ​Burnley will be hoping they can stay on the brink of Europa League qualification going into the new year.


Here's how Dyche could set up this weekend:

Goalkeeper

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Nick Pope has been outstanding in the absence of Tom Heaton in between the sticks for the Clarets, keeping nine clean sheets in the Premier League this season.

Defence

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  • Long
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  • Mee
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  • Taylor
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With star defender James Tarkowski still missing through a retrospective ban, Kevin Long and Ben Mee will retain their place at centre-back. 


Charlie Taylor should also stay in the Burnley first-team, while former ​Aston Villa defender Mathew Lowton could be drafted in ahead of Phil Bardsley at right-back for the visitors.

Midfield

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  • Defour
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  • Guðmundsson
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  • Hendrick
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  • Arfield
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Burnley were outstanding at Old Trafford on Tuesday and they should line up in a very similar - if not identical - way this weekend. 


Jack Cork and Steven Defour offered the Clarets balance as defensive midfielders, with former ​Derby star Jeff Hendrick playing slightly more advanced. Jóhann Gudmundsson and Scott Arfield should also keep their place in Dyce's first-team on Saturday.

Forwards

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The Burnley manager could have a headache when it comes to his pick for striker against ​Huddersfield Town.


Despite Ashley Barnes' outstanding performance against ​Manchester United earlier in the week, Burnley's record signing, Chris Wood, is on the brink of returning to Burnley's match day squad following an injury that was sustained against ​Tottenham on December 23.

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