Former Everton winger Aaron Lennon previews a “massive game” for Burnley at Turf Moor
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Burnley have lost three home games since without scoring, while also suffering a damaging 2-0 defeat away at Brentford, but the former England international believes the hosts have got a 'great chance' of picking up a crucial three points if they're back at it.
“It is a massive game, there’s no hiding from it," he said. "We look at the [Premier League] table and know how big this is, it’s at home and for us to get three points would put us in a strong position going into the weekend.
“We just have to do what we do. We know how to win these games and know what we’re like at home, so we need to stick to our strengths and go out there with the right attitude to give it everything.
“Nobody likes coming to Turf Moor and if we’re at it, then we have a great chance.”
Four points currently separate the two sides with just 10 games of the campaign remaining. The visitors have won more than twice as many games as the Clarets this term, but haven't claimed victory on the road since August 28th when beating Brighton 2-0 at the AMEX.
Lennon said: “Everyone can beat everyone. We keep an eye on results around us, of course, but we know that the main focus has to be on us.
“We can only concentrate on ourselves. Looking at the run of games that we have, we know that there’s a certain amount of games that we need to win.”
Sean Dyche's side have still to face four of the bottom six sides while Everton are due to take on four of the top seven. Watford, who are sandwiched in-between the two rivals, have also still to welcome both to Vicarage Road as the fight for survival intensifies.
Lennon, who scored nine goals in all competitions for the Toffees over two spells, continued: “This group has been in and around it before. There’s no panic in the dressing room. We know the situation that we’re in, but right now, we’re still confident.
“We’ve looked at the games and we know that if we do what we can do, then we can still get out of this. It’s a difficult task, but we’re very capable as a group.
“With the run that we have, there’s still a lot of opportunities for us to go and win football games.”
Lennon returned to Turf Moor at the start of the season after spending a term in the Turkish Super Lig with Kayserispor. And he's been one of the bright sparks in what has been a tough run of fixtures for the Clarets.
“I love football, that’s one of the key things for me,” he said. “I feel really good, really fit and I am really enjoying my football.
“I had a great season away from the Premier League last year, my first time away, and I’ve come back feeling just as good if not better.”