Burnley vs. Leeds United
Venue: Turf Moor
Kick off: 12:30PM
Burnley and Leeds United will both be looking to string together successive victories when they face off at Turf Moor this afternoon.
The Clarets beat Fulham 2-0 on Monday to confirm their Premier League safety, while Leeds saw off Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 last time out to move up to 10th.
Not that it has been a serious worry for a number of weeks now, but Sean Dyche will be pleased that Burnley finally made certain of another campaign of a top-flight football.
Ashley Westwood and Chris Wood were on target in the final 10 minutes of the first half at Craven Cottage to condemn Fulham to relegation.
It is the first time in Premier League history that all three relegation spots have been decided with as many as three games of the season still to play.
That means the pressure is fully off Burnley heading into games with Leeds and Liverpool at Turf Moor, before concluding their campaign away at Sheffield United.
The aim for Dyche’s 15th-placed side now will be to finish as high as possible, with 12th the best that they can realistically hope for.
Burnley have scored six times without conceding in their last two away games, having also thumped Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0, but it has been a different story on their own patch.
The Clarets have won none of their last eight league matches at Turf Moor – their joint-longest winless home run in the English top flight – losing back-to-back games 2-1 there.
Leeds will be looking to extend their opponents’ winless home run this afternoon, though they lost 2-0 to Brighton & Hove Albion last time out on their travels.
That is the only real blemish for Marcelo Bielsa’s men over the last two months, however, having won four and drawn three of their last eight matches.
What makes that all the more impressive is that the Whites have faced Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham during that run.
Stuart Dallas, Patrick Bamford and Rodrigo all netted in the win over Spurs last weekend – a victory that moved United into the top half, where they will now be aiming to stay.
Leeds won this season’s reverse fixture 1-0 at Elland Road and are looking to complete their first league double over Burnley since the 2011-12 Championship campaign.
Burnley possible XI: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Brownhill, Cork, Westwood, McNeil, Wood, Vydra.
Leeds United possible XI: Meslier, Ayling, Llorente, Struijk, Alioski, Raphinha, Dallas, Phillips, Roberts, Harrison, Bamford.