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Burnley’s first game for nine and a half years without Sean Dyche in the dugout saw them claim a point away at West Ham United last weekend, though they missed the chance to secure all three.
Wout Weghorst ended an eight-game goal drought by heading home the opener just after the hour mark, before Maxwel Cornet missed from the penalty spot on the stroke of half time. The Ivorian’s miss proved costly as the Hammers equalised in the 74th minute through Tomas Soucek, with both sides eventually forced to settle for a 1-1 draw.
No Premier League team has drawn more games than Burnley (13) this campaign, and while wins are now more important than solitary points in their bid for survival, caretaker boss Mike Jackson was pleased with the result and his side’s performance against a European-chasing opponent.
The Clarets will now be preparing for a return to Turf Moor where they were successful last time out, securing a crucial 3-2 victory against relegation rivals Everton, which is just their fourth win in 31 league matches this season.
Burnley have only lost one of their last six home encounters against Thursday’s opponents Southampton, though that defeat was in last season’s fixture when former Clarets striker Danny Ings scored the only goal to secure a 1-0 away win.
With five of their final seven league fixtures against teams currently sitting in the bottom half of the table, Jackson and co will still have faith that they can turn their fortunes around and escape the relegation zone, and victory against an inconsistent Saints outfit cannot be ruled out in midweek.
Burnley will have to make one enforced change on Thursday after midfielder Ashley Westwood suffered a suspected broken ankle in the draw at West Ham, where he was treated on the pitch for 10 minutes before being taken to hospital.
Josh Brownhill is the most likely candidate to replace Westwood, joining Jack Cork in centre-midfield, while Cornet and Dwight McNeil could keep their places on the flanks.
The only other change Jackson could make to his starting lineup is at right-back, with Connor Roberts hoping to force his way into the side ahead of Matthew Lowton.
Club captain Ben Mee, Erik Pieters (both knee) and Johann Berg Gudmundsson (calf) are also sidelined with injuries and are set to be ruled out for the rest of this month.
As for Southampton, their only injury concern is with goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, who is set to remain out with a hamstring problem.
Hasenhuttl may switch back to a 4-4-2 formation in midweek, after using a 3-4-3 setup against Arsenal, which could see Yan Valery drop out of the starting lineup for an attack-minded player such as Che Adams, who was an unused substitute against the Gunners.
Lyanco played the full 90 minutes against Arsenal, after recovering from an ankle injury which had kept him out since early February, but the Brazilian centre-back could be replaced by Mohammed Salisu in midweek, with Bednarek set to retain his place in the first XI.
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Valentino Livramento will be hoping to return at right-back, which will likely see either Romain Perraud or Kyle Walker-Peters start at left-back and the other drop to the bench.
Burnley possible starting lineup:
Pope; Roberts, Collins, Tarkowski, Taylor; McNeil, Cork, Brownhill, Cornet; Rodriguez, Weghorst
Southampton possible starting lineup:
Forster; Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Walker-Peters; S. Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Elyounoussi; Adams, Broja