Preview: Burnley v Stoke City

Both Burnley and Stoke City will be gunning for all three points when they meet in a Premier League clash at Turf Moor on Tuesday.

Currently in 15th place and coming into this match without a win in their last seven league tie, the Clarets could find themselves embroiled in a relegation scrap if they don't pick up points in some of their more 'winnable' matches.

They last lost 2-0 to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, while Stoke suffered a similar loss against a revitalised Leicester side.

The Potters, who are in a more healthy ninth position, but with just four points more than Burnley, have also struggled for results recently, with their 2-0 win over Middlesbrough, three games ago, the last time they secured a victory, before drawing 0-0 with Manchester City and losing 2-1 to Chelsea.

Despite their poor run of form, Burnley boss Sean Dyche is refusing to panic, and says his side are not concerned about teams around them and are focused on improving performances and results.

He told the Lancashire Telegraph: "We knew it was a tough run, we're not delusional, we understand the nature of the division, but we're in good shape, and we look forward to the next game, which comes quickly.

"It's such a tough division, there's no gimmies, 'oh well, it's alright now', we know that."

He added: "I think it's about understanding the reality of the challenge, but I think the players do, to be fair.

"A lot of them were here two years ago, and we have brought in new players as well, and the staff understand it.

"We haven't lost sight of the realities, we know it's a tough challenge and it still will be, there's important games coming up for everyone."

Stoke boss Mark Hughes added on the Stoke Sentinel: "Their (Burnley) home form has been exception, as good as anybody's.

"Even against the top-six teams, they have run them very close. I watched them at Liverpool and they played well that day.

"So they've clearly learned from the last time they were in the league and used that knowledge to be better.

"They are not on a good run, but I don't see them being in trouble at the end of the season. I think they've got more than enough."

He concluded: "You've got to match their physicality and energy and, if you can do, then you would like to think you can take the game to them."

While Hughes is sweating on the fitness of Geoff Cameron (thigh strain), Xherdan Shaqiri (calf) is likely to miss out, while Peter Crouch (knee) will be assessed.

Jonathan Walters though is expected to play after overcoming a knock.

Johann Gudmundsson (knee) and Dean Marney (knee) remain long-term absentees for Burnley.

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