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Burnley predicted lineup vs Brentford - Premier League

Tom Gott
Dyche needs a win
Dyche needs a win / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages
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Burnley could move out of the Premier League's bottom three with a victory over fellow relegation-battlers Brentford on Saturday.

Sean Dyche's men were thumped 4-0 by Chelsea last time out, leaving them 18th in the standings. They're six points behind Brentford in 15th but boast two games in hand over the Bees and could make a real statement with a victory here.

The boss has a handful of selection issues to deal with, so here's how he could line up.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Nathan Collins
Collins is enjoying a run of starts / Lewis Storey/GettyImages

Nick Pope (GK) - Pope is without a clean sheet in three games, having shipped seven goals across that time.

Connor Roberts (RB) - Matt Lowton scored when these two met earlier in the season, but it's Roberts who gets the minutes these days.

James Tarkowski (CB) - His time at the club looks to be coming to an end, but Tarkowski remains a vital player in the quest to avoid relegation.

Nathan Collins (CB) - Ben Mee remains out with a knee injury so young Collins will get another chance.

Charlie Taylor (LB) - Erik Pieters is also sidelined so Taylor will get the minutes.

2. Midfielders

Aaron Lennon
Lennon is enjoying a good run of form / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Aaron Lennon (RM) - Enjoying somewhat of a career resurgence and has played every minute over the past six games.

Ashley Westwood (CM) - The anchor man of Burnley's midfield, Westwood plays every game when fit.

Josh Brownhill (CM) - Bagged a goal and an assist in February but is yet to get among the goals this month.

Dwight McNeil (LM) - McNeil is still Burnley's most exciting player, but he needs to improve his return of no goals and one assist in 26 games.

3. Forwards

Wout Weghorst
Weghorst's size has been a problem for defenders / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Wout Weghorst (ST) - The towering Dutchman has definitely made his presence known in England.

Maxwel Cornet (ST) - Cornet was benched for Jay Rodriguez against Chelsea but, as Burnley's top scorer this season, expect him to return.


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