Burnley v Huddersfield preview: James Tarkowski a doubt
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Last Updated: 06/10/18 1:37pm
James Tarkowski and Steven Defour are doubts for Burnley as they look for their third straight Premier League win when they host Huddersfield on Saturday.
Tarkowski tweaked his groin during last weekend's victory over Cardiff, while Defour made his comeback from a long-term knee injury in the Carabao Cup last week but has been given time off to address a personal issue.
Burnley's win against Cardiff was their second in a row after a slow start to the season.
Manager Sean Dyche says there is still work to be done, but is pleased with his side's recovery after failing to win any of their first five league matches and exiting the Europa League.
"I don't think your belief goes away, it's stretched because you're not getting a win. You hear voices saying about the development of the players but the obvious one is you've got to win when you're a manager, that's the job.
"Finding ways to win I've always been intrigued with. We've found two ways to win in the last two Premier League games at a time when we needed them wins.
"One was a good performance and one was a fighting performance but the biggest thing of all is winning - eventually that is what it is about, fans enjoy it, the players enjoy it, the league looks better and we're getting back to somewhere we want to be."
Huddersfield are yet to win a game this season and have just two points from their seven matches.
Both meetings between these two sides finished goalless last season.
Burnley's Robbie Brady has suffered a small setback in his recovery from knee and then hamstring issues and will not be available until after the international break at the earliest, while defender Ben Gibson (hernia) and goalkeeper Nick Pope (shoulder) remain sidelined.
Huddersfield captain Christopher Schindler is hoping to recover from a knee injury.
Central defender Schindler was forced out of last week's home defeat to Tottenham and will have a late fitness test, but fellow defender Terence Kongolo (hamstring) has been ruled out.
Midfielders Danny Williams (knee) and Abdelhamid Sabiri (ankle), plus winger Ramadan Sobhi (knee) and defender Tommy Smith (groin) are all unavailable
- There were just 27 shots attempted across the two games between Burnley and Huddersfield last season, a joint-low for a fixture in 2017-18 (also 27 shots in games between Everton and Huddersfield).
- Burnley are unbeaten in five league matches against Huddersfield (W3 D2 L0) since losing 2-1 in the Championship in November 2013.
- Should this game end goalless, Burnley v Huddersfield will be just the second fixture in Premier League history to see no goals in the first three meetings, along with Arsenal v QPR between 1992 and 1994.
- Burnley scored more Premier League goals in their last home match against Bournemouth (4-0) than they had in their previous five combined at Turf Moor (3).
- Huddersfield have lost their last four away league matches in October by an aggregate score of 1-13.
- Huddersfield are winless in their last 11 Premier League games (D4 L7), scoring just four goals and failing to score seven times in that run. All four of their goals during that period have come away from home.
- Burnley have scored with six of their last seven shots on target in the Premier League, after finding the net with just three of their first 15 this season.
It was a big result for Burnley last Sunday against Cardiff. They didn't really deserve it but it's a result that will give them confidence. I think they will win this game against Huddersfield and if they do it will give David Wagner's side massive problems. You try to make a case for them in games but it's a real struggle. This is a game they would have highlighted a few weeks ago to get a result, especially with Burnley's form. But Sean Dyche's side have now gone back-to-back and all of a sudden this is a really hard game for Huddersfield.
PAUL PREDICTS: 2-0 (8/1 with Sky Bet)