A win for the Clarets could see them move as high as 15th in the table, while a loss or a draw could potentially see them bottom by the end of the weekend.
Speaking ahead of the game, Clarets boss Sean Dyche reflected on Jay Rodriguez's four-goal haul in the Carabao Cup against Rochdale earlier in the week, and said: “Absolutely, we've created a lot of chances this season, of quality, and putting them in is the hardest job in the game, so there's no pressure from me on that.
“I always think striker is the toughest role on the pitch, and Jay has come in and delivered, without a doubt.
“It's not an easy thing scoring four goals, and he did it with aplomb. It's a good thing to have for us, someone who wants to go and certainly grab a shirt, and his performance did him no harm at all."
Dyche also gave an injury update ahead of the big game, and revealed: “Josh (Brownhill) was on the grass with us today.
"We're hopeful... we lost big Wayne Hennessey before the game the other night, turned his ankle, but that's settled down and we're a little bit more hopeful on that one. Connor Roberts has got a minor thigh situation on his way back from injury. He wouldn't have figured anyway as he needs a bit more game time.”
Take a look at the latest news round-up from the Premier League, as the build-up to the weekend's action continues:
1. Fonseca outlines why Spurs job fell through
Ex-Roma boss Paulo Fonseca has claimed his proposed summer move to Spurs broke down due to the club's new managing director's desire for the side to play "defensive football". Antonio Conte also saw talks break down, before Nuno Espirito Santo eventually got the job. (Telegraph)
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2. Blues star opens up on exit talk
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has insisted he hasn't spoken to any other club about a potential move, as he continues to stall over signing a new deal with the Blues. Bayern Munich and Juventus are among the clubs who've been linked with the German ace. (Sky Germany)
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3. Torrente keen to step out of Bielsa's shadow
Marcelo Bielsa's former assistant Javier Torrente has name-checked his former boss and his desire not to be compared to him, insisting that "football copies don't work" and that "Imitation makes you fake". Torrente has just taken the reign of Belgian top tier side Beerschot, who are rock-bottom of the table. (Sport Witness)
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4. Brighton star urged to join Arsenal
Ex-Arsenal ace Ray Parlour has urged Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma to join the Gunners, claiming he's "got everything". The £40m-rated star has was linked with Liverpool, Man City and the Gunners over the summer, but opted to remain at Brighton. (talkSPORT)
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