Burnley vs Everton preview: Can Burnley bounce back after Etihad horror show?
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Burnley welcome Everton to Turf Moor in the early kick off on Saturday and a win would be enough to lift the home side out of the relegation zone for a short period at least.

Sean Dyche’s side have only one win to their name so far this season and are yet to settle properly into this campaign. Their opponent’s fantastic start to the season has fizzled out following a poor run over the past month and this trip to a team near the bottom represents a chance to regather some points.

Both sides need the win but for entirely different reasons.

Form guide

Burnley have won one of their last five league games (Crystal Palace), drew another (Brighton) and lost the others. Dyche’s team are currently one place off the bottom, having only won twice this season, with a points tally of five.

Everton, meanwhile, are on an even poorer run of form with only one victory (Fulham) and four defeats in their last five. Carlo Ancelotti’s side are still in the top half after their fine start to the season but will slip further if they lose against Burnley.

Last meeting

There were two 1-0’s between the sides last season with either team taking a win each.

Team news

The main news for Burnley is that goalkeeper Nick Pope is expected to be available once again having missed the defeat to Manchester City last weekend due to suffering slight concussion in the team’s previous match. Pope’s deputy Bailey Peacock-Farrell conceded five against City.

Phil Bardsley, Josh Brownhill, Robbie Brady and Dale Stephens were all also absent at the Etihad, although the former two are nearing a return to first team action. Johann Berg Gudmundsson is also making progress and could be in contention for this match.

Everton are missing long-term absentee Lucas Digne while fellow full back Seamus Coleman also remains a doubt for this game. The key question is whether Ancelotti will stick with the 3-4-3 formation that was given a stern test against Leeds United last weekend.

Predicted lineups

Burnley: Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Gudmundsson, Westwood, Benson, McNeil; Rodriguez, Barnes.

Everton: Pickford; Godfrey, Keane, Mina; Delph, Doucoure, Allan, Iwobi; Rodriguez, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.

Where to watch & listen

The match kicks off at 12:30 on Saturday and is available to watch on BT Sport, or alternatively the game can be followed on the radio via talkSport.

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