The Clarets are playing their last game of the week before a trip to Elland Road in May when they face the four best hopefuls Leicester City

Sean Dyche’s men are about to turn 15 Game since she was born on Jan. January started their schedule for 2021

Injuries continue to take their toll, although top scorer Chris Wood will have a role to play if he is to continue his impressive batting average against his former club

The Clarets were also stretched when they launched their Premier League campaign in Leicester last September

Center-backs Ben Mee and James Tarkowski were among the absent when Burnley started with a 2-4 defeat

The couple have been the mainstay of the Clarets’ rise from the foot of the table for the past few months since reuniting in the middle of Burnley’s foursome

And while Mee admits the defensive performance wasn’t good enough in Sunday’s 4-0 defeat at Tottenham, the Clarets skipper is optimistic about a return date with the Foxes as Burnley tries to close his five-point gap to enlarge above the bottom three of the Premier League and possibly to the 14th Climb table position

“It was tough at Tottenham but we have a home game now and we’re always back home,” said Mee

“We have been in a very good position since the beginning of the season and will continue to look ahead and up

“We want to perform well in every game and look forward to the next games and try to collect more points””

The Clarets will continue to do without striker Ashley Barnes, and Widemen Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Robbie Brady may have longer to recover from an injury

Defender Erik Pieters will face a check, but top scorers Chris Wood and Dale Stephens made their comeback as substitutes at Tottenham last Sunday and will be there

Leicester also has some of its injury concerns with eight senior players who may not be competing

Burnley-born striker Harvey Barnes, who has scored 13 goals this season, sustained a knee injury and is undergoing surgery in the Arsenal loss on Sunday

Defender Jonny Evans also had a calf problem in the Gunners defeat and was able to join James Maddison (hip), James Justin (knee), Ayoze Pérez (knee), Wesley Fofana (hamstring) and Dennis Praet (hamstring) and Wes Morgan (back) on the absentee list

With the Clarets in 15th place, their unbeaten run in the league ended with four games 4-0 deficit on Sunday in Tottenham

Burnley has only lost one of its last five home league games, but drew the last three at Turf Moor

Leicester have lost their last two games after being beaten only once in their last 16 games in all competitions

The Foxes left the Europa League thanks to a 2-0 loss to Sparta Prague and lost at home for the second time in four days when Brendan Rodgers slipped to third in a 3-1 loss to Arsenal by the Premier League

Leicester have only lost once away in the league all season – a 3-1 defeat at Liverpool in November

The Foxes won their first meeting of the season when they recorded a 4-2 win over an injured Burnley side as they played their first league game of the campaign

“We need to relax and get our energy back and go to a difficult place. Burnley lost on Sunday so they really want to win

“We have to be fully committed. We have to go in with faith and confidence to get the result

“It’s been a busy season for us, with Europe and the uniqueness of the season itself”

Defender Matt Lowton has been named 150th after previous appearances with Aston Villa (72 games) and Sheffield United (78) Time in the league for the Clarets and for the 300th time Perform in the English league for the first time

Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez could join the Clarets, Southampton and West Bromwich Albion for the 199th Appeared in the Premier League of his career

Clarets striker Chris Wood scored his first Premier League goal for Leicester City in a 2-2 draw with Everton in August 2014

Wood has scored in three consecutive games against the Foxes and would be only the second player in the Premier League era after Craig Bellamy to make it against a former club four times in a row

Sean Dyche needs one point to reach 250 as a Burnley’s manager in the Premier League: (216) 65-54-97 209-299

Leicester have only won three of their 26 top games at Burnley After a 4-2 win in the second leg in September they want to score their first top double against the Clarets

A Burnley win would mean three straight defeats for Leicester for the first time under manager Brendan Rodgers

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