17th place Burnley host 15th place Brighton on Saturday afternoon, both needing a win to further distance themselves from the bottom three.
After becoming the ninth team in a row to stop Manchester City winning on Wednesday night, Burnley welcome in-form Brighton to Turf Moor on Saturday in a clash between two sides still looking over their shoulders at the bottom of the table.
Both teams have something in common going into this game, as both Sean Dyche and Graham Potter have masterminded wins at Anfield in the past fortnight, denting Liverpool’s title chances in the process.
Before their win over Liverpool, Brighton had beaten Leeds and Spurs, meaning they go into this game on the back of a four game unbeaten league run, which has afforded them a 10 point cushion over the bottom three.
Burnley couldn’t reproduce their Anfield heroics against Man City, but did keep the score to 2-0, meaning they have an eight point cushion on Fulham, despite being just a place above them in the table.
Sean Dyche could welcome back a host of first-team players for the game, with Robbie Brady, Charlie Taylor, Josh Brownhill and Ashley Barnes all rated 50/50 for the game. The only definite absentee is Chris Wood, who has a hamstring injury.
Brighton seem to have stumbled upon a winning formula recently, despite having eight injury worries in their squad. Tariq Lamptey, Florin Andone, Alireza Jahanbaksh and Solly March are all definitely missing for Saturday, but Danny Welbeck’s knee injury might recover just in time for the match.
Alexis Mac Allister has an injury to his bum, while Dutch defender Joel Veltman is likely to be given another week to recover from muscle tightness, with no midweek games coming up next week for the first time since Christmas.
A third straight win for the Seagulls could take them into 14th in the table, with Wolves in action on Sunday afternoon against Leicester, while the Clarets will go above Brighton should they pull off the win.
Burnley take on Brighton at Turf Moor on Saturday, February 6th. Kick-off is at 3pm.