Picking the Best Burnley Lineup to Face Brighton on Saturday

​Sean Dyche's Burnley have had a wonderful season so far.

On the back of a run of form that has seen the Turf Moor club victorious in three of their last four league matches, they will head to ​Brighton hopeful of another win.

This match provides Burnley with that ideal opportunity to sustain their excellent current form as they face a Brighton side who have struggled to score goals and win games recently. After briefly experiencing the heights of the top four, the Clarets will be determined to re-establish themselves and bloody the noses of the more prestigious clubs around them. 

This could be Burnley's line-up for their ​Premier League encounter with Brighton on Saturday.


  • Pope

​Nick Pope has been absolutely terrific since getting into the side after Tom Heaton's injury. A model of consistency, Pope has shown that he performs well under pressure. If he maintains his level of performance he could be in contention for a future international call up. 


  • Bardsley
  • Tarkowski
  • Long
  • Ward

​Burnley have been formidable defensively having only conceded 12 goals from their 17 league games. Dyche will want to keep his back four largely unchanged from the one that kept a clean sheet against ​Stoke City on Tuesday night. 

The only change could be at centre back with Ben Mee coming in for Irishman Kevin Long otherwise expect it to be unchanged. 


  • Guðmundsson
  • Cork
  • Defour
  • Brady

​​Burnley's midfield has a good balance to it. With a mixture of flair, creativity and hard work it has proved a very effective and well oiled machine. Expect Robbie Brady to come in for Scott Arfield on the left. Brady's cultured left will be a real asset for the Clarets at set pieces. 


  • Hendrick
  • Wood

​Jeff Hendrick and Chris Wood are striking up a good partnership in attack for Burnley. Hendrick's willingness to work hard and clever forward runs combines well with Wood's power and strength.

When they have played together the partnership works well and with their contrasting skills they complement each other's game effectively.