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

Burnley will be aiming to make it nine games unbeaten in a row in the Premier League when they travel to St. James' Park to face Newcastle United on Tuesday.


The Clarets secured an impressive 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, a result which saw them move six points clear of eighteenth-placed Southampton.


With his side currently experiencing a resurgence in form, manager Sean Dyche is not expected to make too many alterations to his side for their visit to Tyneside.


Here is how Burnley could lineup against the Magpies on Tuesday.

1. Goalkeeper and Defenders

Tom Heaton (GK) - After initially starting the season as a back-up option for Joe Hart, Heaton has started the last eight games for the Clarets, playing a pivotal role in their recent revival.


Phil Bardsley (RB) - A former Stoke City  and Sunderland defender, Bardsley moved to Turf Moor in 2017 and will be expected to make his 19th appearance of the season on Tuesday.


James Tarkowski (CB) - One of Burnley's most consistent defenders, Tarkowski's excellent performances over the last two seasons has seen him earn several international call-ups for England.


Ben Mee (CB) - Since joining the Clarets from Manchester City in 2012, Mee has featured on 277 occasions, establishing himself as a defensive stalwart for the Lancashire-based side.


Charlie Taylor (LB) - Burnley's first choice left-back, Taylor has played a part in every Premier League game this season and is expected to continue this run at St. James' Park in midweek.

2. Midfielders

Jeff Hendrick (RM) - A Republic of Ireland international, Hendrick can operate as either a central midfielder or as a wide player and has the ability of producing the sublime from long-range.


Ashley Westwood (CM) - One of Burnley's ever-present midfielders this season, Westwood has played 31 games in all competitions, providing six assists for his teammates.


Jack Cork (CM) - Signed from Swansea City  two years ago, Cork is expected to partner Westwood in midfield at Newcastle in what will his 35th appearance of the 2018/19 campaign.


Dwight McNeil (LM) - A graduate from Burnley's youth academy, McNeil made his debut earlier on this season and scored his first ever Premier League goal against West Ham United  in December.

3. Forwards

Ashley Barnes (ST) - Having scored four goals in his last four games, Barnes is illustrating the kind of form that propelled Burnley to a Europa League place last season.


Chris Wood (ST) - Scorer of Burnley's first goal in their victory over Spurs on Saturday,  Wood will be confident of adding to his total of 10 on Tuesday having had previous success at St. James' Park whilst playing for former club Leeds United.