Jordan Beyer and Hjalmar Ekdal, meanwhile, are likely to remain sidelined, with Ameen Al-Dakhil is a doubt – leaving Kompany with a potential shortage of centre-backs.
With that in mind, here’s how we think the Clarets might line up at the Gtech Community Stadium...
1. GK - James Trafford
Vincent Kompany has clearly put his faith in the youngster, who has made the step-up from League One. Photo: George Wood
2. RB - Connor Roberts
The Welshman should come straight back into the side after Vitinho was preferred for the Chelsea game. Photo: Marc Atkins
3. CB - Dara O'Shea
The Irishman is one of very few fit centre-backs at this moment in time. Photo: Gareth Copley
4. CB - Ameen Al-Dakhil
According to Vincent Kompany, the defender has made good progress since being forced to withdraw from the Belgium squad. Photo: George Wood