Burnley and Leicester City square off at Turf Moor in the Premier League on Wednesday night with both sides looking to get back to winning ways.
Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes have lost consecutive fixtures, with last Thursday’s disappointing Europa League exit at the hands of Slavia Prague followed up by an equally unsatisfactory loss to an indifferent Arsenal.
Many felt that Rodgers had somewhat ‘sacrificed’ European progress in order to solidify a Champions League place this season after narrowly missing out last campaign.
And although the Foxes still remain on course to achieve that goal, the competition is growing fiercer whilst the injuries simultaneously grow larger.
The impressive Harvey Barnes is the latest name to be ruled out for Leicester, with the winger requiring surgery on a knee problem.
Barnes joins Maddison, Praet, Fofana, Evans, Perez and Justin on the sidelines as Rodgers’ fitness problems continue to mount.
Burnley have also had selection issues, albeit fewer than their opponents on Wednesday. Erik Pieters, Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Robbie Brady will be put through late fitness tests to determine their availability, whilst Ashley Barnes is definitely out with a thigh injury.
The Clarets were comfortably dealt with by Spurs in their last Premier League outing, with the 4-0 scoreline forcing boss Sean Dyche to concede the Clarets do need improvement.
With a 5-point cushion to the relegation zone, things are far from assured when it comes to Burnley’s top flight status and a win against Leicester would be a welcome boost to their points tally.
Burnley v Leicester at Turf Moor kicks off at 6pm on Wednesday 3rd March.
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