Burnley aim towards FA Cup 5th round hat

27 January 2017 11:01
Premier League Burnley will be aiming to keep their impressive home form going against Championship strugglers Bristol City in tomorrow's 4th round Emirates FA Cup fixture at Turf Moor.

Under pressure Robins' boss  Lee Johnson will be looking to provide one of the upsets of the round but the Bristol side will need to reverse a horrendous run of recent results.

Relegation threatened City set an all time losing record following their eighth consecutive league defeat in a 1-0 reverse against Nottingham Forest last weekend.

Conversely, hosts Burnley have one of the most impressive home form records in the Premier League, with eight victories recorded at Turf Moor so far this season.

Sean Dyche is a known admirer of the FA Cup and enjoyed an extensive cup run with Chesterfield as a player which saw the Spireites controversially knocked out at the semi-final stage against Middlesbrough in 1997.

On paper this fourth round FA Cup encounter should be a no contest, Sean Dyche's inform Clarets are overwhelming favourites with the bookmakers to progress to the next round.

The Fa Cup is renowned for creating major upsets but on the back of recent form this fixture should not be one of them.

Burnley will be without veteran midfielder Dean Marney who is out for the rest of the season, following another anterior cruciate ligament injury to his right knee.

It is likely that Burnley gaffer Sean dyche will utilise his squad in the same fashion that saw Burnley overcome Sunderland in the last round.

I expect Burnley to line up in a 4-4-2 formation:
Pope, Darikwa, Keane, Tarkowski, Ward, Arfield, Barton, Defour, Boyd, Gray, Vokes. (TEC).

Source: DSG