EPL: BUR vs WAT



Burnley 18:00 Watford


Watford arrived in Burnley on Thursday night to find a way to continue the excitement from their dramatic draw with Leicester City and pull away from the relegation zone. The Hornets had a point when they came back over the weekend, while Burnley were beaten 5-0 against Manchester City when their hopes of winning tickets to the European Cup were further derailed.

An aircraft bearing the banner "White Lives Matter Burnley" flew on the ground shortly after launch and resulted in an impromptu speech from full-time Burnley captain Ben Mee. Sean Dyche will hope that all talks are done on the pitch on Thursday, and this match gives the Clarets a real chance to win the first of the 4 matches. The Lancashire club has fallen to the bottom half of the table, including a reliable draw with Tottenham Hotspur, and is currently seven points behind the group that won tickets to the European Cup. Burnley also performed well recently against rivals on Thursday, having won 4 of their 7 Premier League encounters, including a 3-0 win earlier this season. Burnley still has no Ashley Barnes, Ben Gibson and Robbie Brady for Watford's visit.

Watford made a beautiful equalizer from defender Craig Dawson's acrobatic in stoppage time to make their 1-1 draw with Leicester, the defender only takes a minute after Ben Chilwell opened the scoring with a goal Equally impressive wins. Captain Nigel Pearson described the result as "a really good point" for his team in the task of evading the relegation zone with a mere 1 point gap. The Hornets have only one win since mid-January came to Liverpool in one of the biggest shocks ever in the Premier League. The 6 points earned in their last 8 matches are as much as they collected from their first two appearances in 2020, and there's still a lot of work to be done if Watford wants to relegate successfully. Watford marches to Turf Moor without the injured trio Gerard Deulofeu. 


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