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EPL: NCFC vs BUR




Burnley marched to Carrow Road to face Norwich on Saturday night in need of maximum points to retain any hope of qualifying for the Europa League next season. Meanwhile, Canaries played host to their last home game before they relegated from the Premier League. 

Drawn by Wolverhampton Wanderers in the middle of the week, Burnley must now rely on a series of beneficial results from rivals to ensure a return to the Europa League. However, despite the frustration of a missed opportunity on Wednesday night, Sean Dyche will be pleased that his team has extended their recent unbeaten run to six. The Clarets have now scored 27 points from their last 14 appearances, giving Coach Sean Dyche confidence before the next campaign. With Norwich and Brighton, the two remaining rivals, Burnley has the opportunity to end the season on a par with Manchester City in second place in the unbeaten series. While maintaining that throughout the entire season is a significantly more difficult question, there will be a feeling that Burnley is well-equipped to challenge the top 7 again next season. Burnley will not have Jay Rodriguez. 

Despite having been relegated since last week, Norwich will be determined to end the series of 9-match losses before the end of the campaign. At times, Daniel Farke and his players may say it is unlucky to have such a demoralizing series together, especially losing to Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-finals. However, the Canaries failed to score against West Ham United or Chelsea in the last two appearances, which would spur a more offensive display on Saturday. Farke will hope that the number one striker who has scored 11 goals this season is Teemu Pukki, who hasn't fired since January 22. After starting the match against Chelsea from the bench, Pukki can be brought back to the starting lineup of Norwich.


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