Burnley make the daunting trip to the King Power Stadium this weekend where they face a resilient Leicester City side that are unbeaten at home.
Leicester City v Burnley
The Foxes came crashing back down to earth last week against Crystal Palace. Having had their praises sung by all and sundry following the victory over Manchester United, they couldn’t build on that result at Selhurst Park.
They’ve had an excellent start considering the fixture list they were handed, but they’ll need to show the same level of commitment against teams who will be expected to be in and around them as the season progresses, as the have done against the bigger teams they faced.
Their home form has seen them unbeaten after games against Everton, Arsenal, and United, so they’ll be heavy favourites to continue in that vein.
Burnley have scored a measley one goal in six matches all season (seven if you include the League Cup defeat to Sheff Wed). That wasn’t as big an issue when they had a run of three clean sheets in a row, but that came to an abrupt halt against WBA last week. They need to start scoring.
It was particularly worrying to hear Sean Dyche’s comments after the match against WBA saying they’re not a strong enough group in the Premier League. Worrying, but true.
Burnley didn’t spend the level of money required to survive in the Premier League. That Dyche has made them somewhat competitive, if not particularly threatening, in most games so far is admirable. But it won’t be enough throughout the course of the season.
Leicester City: Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan, Moore, Konchesky, Hammond, Cambiasso, Drinkwater, Nugent, Vardy, Ulloa
Burnley: Heaton, Trippier, Shackell, Duff, Mee, Arfield, Wallace, Chalobah, Kightly, Boyd, Sordell
Burnley have been struggling in front of goal all season and their woes are set to continue with another blank at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester 2-0 Burnley
Gavin Bergin, Pundit Arena.