Burnley Premier League - 17 December 2017

Guardiola has led the club to 15 Premier League wins in a row

I like to judge the strength of a team based on the quality of sides that they defeat throughout the season, and in Southampton's case it doesn't make for good reading.

After a positive start to the season, Brighton have lost four of their last five games to sit in 13th with 17 points.

A tight match here and a win here could see Burnley climb up to 4 position ahead of Tottenham's match later on.

Entering a busy Christmas period, the Seagull's will be desperate to get back to winning ways if they want to extend their stay among England's elite.

Brighton host Burnley at the Falmer Stadium in what promises to be a tricky and equally thrilling encounter. The next two games are very big.

Mauricio Pellegrino's men have won just one of their last eight outings and they go into this game on the back of a humiliating home defeat to Leicester on Wednesday night.

Brighton vs Burnley- Correct Score.


Pascal Gross and Glenn Murray are set to return to the starting line-up having dropped to the bench against Tottenham in midweek.

They have only had 142 attempts on goal this season, the lowest figure in the Premier League. Their 1-0 home win against Stoke in midweek saw Sean Dyche's side briefly break into the top four for the first time.

"When you need it on nights like the other night, when we had changes before and during the game, it's nice to see the team can still perform". The win was the Clarets second straight and sixth in their last eight games. This is impressive from for a side that spent the best part of last season dodging relegation.

Chris Hughton's side have taken just two points from the last six games.

Burnley can not get carried away by the form that has propelled them up the Premier League table and must focus on their primary target of finishing higher than last season, manager Sean Dyche said on Thursday. On average Burnley are conceding under a goal per game and now boast a defensive record that is only bettered by Manchester United and Manchester City.

Robbie Brady, Tom Heaton, Jonathan Walters, Dean Marney, Stephen Ward, Ben Mee, and Matthew Lowton could fail to play here for the traveling Clarets.

Brighton are in danger of losing four successive league games for the first time since December 2011.

Ex-Burnley defender Michael Keane last season revealed former United colleague Jesse Lingard had informed him United boss Jose Mourinho was unhappy with the noise coming from the Clarets camp when they visited Old Trafford.

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