Burnley vs Fulham preview: Relegation six-pointer at Turf Moor
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Burnley could take a big step towards maintaining their Premier League status for another year when they welcome Fulham to Turf Moor.

The Clarets enter the game in high spirits following an emphatic 3-0 win at Crystal Palace at the weekend.

Meanwhile, Scott Parker’s men recorded an impressive 2-0 win at Everton in their last outing.

Sean Dyche’s men are currently eight points ahead of the London club.

Team news

Burnley are without captain Ben Mee who suffered a concussion in the win at Fulham.

Chris Wood, Matej Vydra, Erik Pieters and Dale Stephens are all doubts, but Charlie Taylor could feature after recovering from a hamstring injury.

As for the visitors, Tom Cairney and Terence Kongolo remain sidelined while Aleksandr Mitrovic is self-isolating.

Predicted line-ups

Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Long, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Barnes, Rodriguez

Fulham: Areola, Tete, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Robinson, Reid, Anguissa, Reed, Lookman, Loftus-Cheek, Cavaleiro

Match stats

  • Fulham will be looking to end their miserable record at Turf Moor, having last won there in April 1951.
  • However, Parker’s men have earned 61% of their points on the road this season.
  • Burnley have won just one of their last seven league fixtures against newly-promoted sides.

Previous meeting

Burnley recorded a convincing 3-0 win when the sides met at Craven Cottage in the FA Cup fourth round last month.

Jay Rodriguez opened the scoring with a clinical header from Jack Cork’s cross on the half-hour mark.

After the break, the forward added a second from the penalty spot before Kevin Long wrapped up the win from close range.

How to watch

Wednesday’s game is live on Sky Sports for UK viewers (KO 6pm).

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