Burnley vs Newcastle preview: How to watch, Kick-off time, Team news, Predicted lineups and Ones to watch
Chris Wood will hope to be firing when Burnley face Newcastle on Monday. (Photo by Matthew Ashton/Getty Images)

This Sunday sees Burnley welcome Newcastle to Turf Moor. This is a must win for both sides given their positions in the league - The Clarets sitting 15th, with The Magpies in 17th.

Sean Dyche's men head into this one on the back of a collapse against Southampton, a game in which Burnley led 2-0 before throwing away three cheap goals to The Saints and ultimately drop points.

Steve Bruce's side, on the other hand, managed to pick up a much needed point at home to Tottenham Hotspur, with Joelinton and Joe Willock scoring in a 2-2 draw.

Newcastle have the upper hand in the previous meetings between these sides, with Burnley only coming out victorious twice in the last nine games where these two have faced off.

In the reverse fixture, Bruce's men came out with the three points, as a Callum Wilson double and Allan Saint-Maximin goal was enough to see off an out-of-sorts Burnley side, in a 3-1 win.

  • Team News

Burnley:

Dyche's men will again be without joint-top all-time Premier League goalscorer for The Clarets, Ashley Barnes (thigh), whilst Republic of Ireland internationals Kevin Long (calf) and Robbie Brady (calf) also miss out after picking up injuries during the international break.

However, in a boost for the Lancashire side, defenders Phil Bardsley and Erik Pieters have both been passed fit for this weekend's game, with the latter being subbed off after half-an-hour in the previous game against Southampton

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Charlie Taylor returned from injury in last week's game however, and will surely fight Pieters for that left-back slot.

Newcastle:

The Magpies have been rocked by a potentially season ending foot injury for captain, Jamaal Lascelles.

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Both Federico Fernandez and Ciaran Clark will battle for the spot to replace their injury-stricken skipper.

Bruce confirmed that the club were 'cautious' about the chances of the reverse fixtures matchwinners Callum Wilson (thigh) and Allan Saint-Maximin  but that the two have trained all week.

Ryan Fraser (calf), however will definitely miss out, and Andy Carroll (muscle problem) is also expected to be absent for the visit to Turf Moor.

Long term absentees Isaac Hayden (knee) and Fabian Schar (knee) will also miss.

  • Ones to watch

Chris Wood is on course to become Burnley's all-time leading Premier League goalscorer and will hope to complete the feat in this Sunday's game.

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Wood is the top-scorer in a season where The Clarets have lacked goals and has bagged three in the last three league games.

The New Zealand international will have to be on top form if Dyche's side are to come away with a much needed three points here.

For The Magpies, it is clear one man can get the Toon excited and that man is Saint-Maximin.

The Frenchman netted Newcastle's last goal away from home, against Manchester United, and Burnley's defence should expect a tough game facing the tricky winger.

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  • Expected Lineups

Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Brownhill, Westwood, McNeil, Wood, Vydra

Newcastle: Dubravka, Krafth, Clark, Fernandez, Dummett, Ritchie, Almiron, Shelvey, S. Longstaff, Wilson, Saint-Maximin

  • Where to watch

The game is expected to kick off at 12:00pm GMT on Sunday, and can be viewed on both Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.

 

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