Watford travel to Burnley in the Premier League on Thursday hoping to pick up much needed points at Turf Moor to boost their fight for survival.

The Hornets secured a last-gasp draw against Leicester City last time out, with Ben Chilwell’s stoppage time thunderbolt cancelled out by an even later Craig Dawson scissor kick.

For Burnley, they will be hoping to put Monday’s 5-0 thrashing by Manchester City behind them, a game which was sadly overshadowed by the appearance of an offensive plane banner at the Etihad.

Clarets captain Ben Mee spoke after the game at his disappointment at the banner, and will be hoping to bounce back from what was an embarrassing night for the football club when they play Watford.

Watford boss Nigel Pearson will be without Gerard Deulofeu who is recovering from surgery in his native Spain.

Daryl Janmaat is also likely to miss out as he battles injury – the ex-Newcastle defender has thrown his Vicarage Road future in to doubt in recent weeks.

Isaac Success, who has barely played this season, is also unavailable – the striker’s former coach has urged him to leave the club in the hunt for regular game time.

A benefit for Pearson is the 5-day gap between their last fixture and this, allowing for players such as Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley to eke their way back into contention.

Sean Dyche will have a depleted squad to pick from, with the Burnley boss missing Ashley Barnes, Robbie Brady and Ben Gibson for the game at Turf Moor.

Iceland international Johann Berg Gudmundsson and top scorer Chris Wood are likely to be subject to fitness tests after missing the hiding at Manchester City.

Burnley v Watford at Turf Moor is a 6pm kick off on Thursday, June 25.

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