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These two sides are both very much in need of a victory. Burnley sit on just five points and are second-from-bottom after nine games, while Everton continues to slide down the table to eighth place, having been top of the pack just over a month ago.
That Toffees tail off was thought to be down to the injuries of James Rodriquez and Richarlison, but even with their full attacking setup last weekend they came up short against a very well organised Leeds side.
They missed their wing backs Lucas Digne and Seamus Coleman in that one though, with both Tom Davies and Alex Iwobi filling the voids and not quite making them the force we’ve become accustomed to under Carlo Ancelotti.
They’ll have to come up with a quick solution though, with Digne set to remain on the sidelines until at least next year, while Coleman remains a doubt still for this next one.
Having got off the mark with their first victory of the season, Burley were given a hiding by Pep Guardiola’s Man City side last weekend.
Indeed, they lost 5-0 in that one to continue their torrid spell against the Citizens, and there hasn’t been a whole lot for the Clarets to cheer about this term.
In fact, even less so, when you consider that sole victory came against a Palace side without their key talisman Wilfred Zaha, and Sean Dyche looks to have a challenge on his hands to get his team motivated.
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One factor Ancelotti will be pleased with is the improvement of Jordan Pickford in goal. The England international was impressive under the consistent pressure of Leeds’ attack and that’ll be a huge relief for the manager.
However, the downturn in form from the whole team is a serious concern and a defeat again in this one could spell disaster.
Excluding defeats to Spurs, Chelsea, Man City and Leicester, the Clarets have gone a respectable W2-D3-L2 this season across all competitions, as those two defeats came at Newcastle and hosting an in-form Southampton outfit.
At Turf Moor alone, they’ve gone an impressive W11-D2-L4 from their last 17 home league games when excluding the ‘Big Six’ since March 2019, as three of those defeats came by single goal margins and the other by just two.
However, we still think the hosts look to be lacking any confidence at the minute, and we certainly can’t be getting behind them off the back of that heavy defeat to City.
Everton, on the other hand, have won four of their last six on the road, including a victory over Jose Mourinho’s Spurs outfit currently who currently sit at the top of the table.
Interestingly, each of those wins came by single goal margins, while all the Toffees’ eight road games victories have been by the exact same margin too since the start of last season, and that looks the way to go in this one.