Burnley are fighting for their lives at the bottom of the Premier League as they try to retain their status in the division for at least one week. The Clarets boosted their hopes of survival with the surprising 3-0 away win over Brighton and Hove Albion at the weekend to move off the bottom of the table on goal difference. Norwich City were their replacement at the foot of the table after the 3-1 comeback defeat at Liverpool who are one of two teams in the battle for the league title alongside defending champions Manchester City.
Despite the impressive win over the Seagulls, Burnley are still in the bottom three places which will guarantee demotion to the English Championship at the end of the season though it must be said that they have games in hand on those above them. One of their games in hand is the rescheduled home game with Champions League chasersTottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.
The injury news ahead of the Spurs game is that two players will miss out, while five others are a doubt. The two players who will miss out are Czech striker MatejVydra and Icelandic winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson. Iceland senior national team star Gudmundsson will miss the home game with Tottenham Hotspur due to a calf problem. In his pre-match press conference for the Spurs game as held on Monday, Burnley boss Sean Dyche told reporters that Gudmundsson will go for a scan as regards his calf injury to know it’s severity as he said that the injury looks like a serious one. For Czech star Vydra, he has not played since the goalless draw with Arsenal away from home last month after he underwent a minor groin procedure. He is still some weeks away from returning to action.
The five Burnley players doubtful for the Spurs game are Dutch international striker WoutWeghorst, Maxwel Cornet, Ashley Westwood, Charlie Taylor and James Tarkowski.