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Brighton vs Burnley: Sean Dyche's Best Available Clarets Lineup

Burnley fought hard to earn a draw against fellow strugglers Southampton last time out and will be hoping to better that result against a Brighton team currently three points better off than them.


The Clarets have drawn three games in a row and remain two points ahead of 18th placed Cardiff going into Saturday's clash.


Here's how Sean Dyche's team could look at the weekend.

3. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Tom Heaton (GK) - An run of impressive performances since his return from injury has seen Heaton cement his spot in the team ahead of Joe Hart and Nick Pope.


Phil Bardsley (RB) - The Scotsman has played over 250 Premier League games and his experience is vital for Sean Dyche.


James Tarkowski (CB) - The big centre back will hope to be a danger in the box on Saturday with his towering heading abilities.


Ben Mee (CB) - Mee will have to be on his toes in dealing with Brighton striker Glenn Murray sniffing around.


Charlie Taylor (LB) - Taylor has been a mainstay in the Burnley lineup, playing a part in every Premier League game this season.

2. Midfielders

Dwight McNeil (RM) - The 19-year-old will come in for the inured Aaron Lennon. The youngster has already scored once this season and will be on the lookout for more against Brighton.


Jack Cork (CM) - The former Swansea man has been excellent in Burnley's last two games, registering an assist in the 2-2 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford.


Ashley Westwood (CM) - The 28-year-old is surprisingly Burnley's top assist provider in the league this season with five, with three of those coming in his last six games.


Johann Gudmundsson (LM) - The Iceland international will look to put as many crosses into the box as possible for his strikers to get on the end of.

1. Attackers

Ashley Barnes (ST) - The former Brighton striker has been in good form of late, netting four in his last eight, and will look to show that against his old side on Saturday night.


Chris Wood (ST) - Wood and Barnes two strikers have formed a good relationship recently which will surely be a threat to the Brighton defence.