Sean Dyche details Burnley crisis after appealing to have Watford fixture postponed

Burnley have asked the Premier League to postpone their clash with Watford on Tuesday, having seen the weekend match with Leicester called off, with Seanb Dyche down to the bare bones

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Sean Dyche claims Burnley have even fewer players than they had for their postponed Leicester game after appealing to have Tuesday’s clash with Watford called off.

Dyche says he is down to just 10 senior players – which is four below the Premier League ’s threshold to have games postponed.

The Burnley boss, who has only just returned from his own period of isolation, said: “As you know, our application has gone in.

“We’re actually slightly worse off than we were for the game that was called off because Charlie Taylor has taken a knock, he’s getting that scanned today.

Sean Dyche has revealed Burnley have just 10 players available


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“We’re at such a stretched moment in time that it’s very difficult all round.

“So far at training today, there were 10 recognised first-team players. That’s where we’re at today.

“We put the application in in good faith. It’s only three days of course since the game that was called off.

“We’ll see what comes of that. We’ve worked really hard to get games on when we’ve been stretched, but we’ve just gone too far below the threshold. It’s just an improbable situation.”

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Burnley want to call off a game for the second time this week


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Burnley put their application in this afternoon and they have already had four games called off because of coronavirus.

However the bottom-placed Clarets only requested one of those postponements – Leicester on Saturday – and Dyche claims they will abide by whatever decision the Premier League make.

“If there was a reason why they said we had to carry on with this game, then we would prepare properly and carry on the challenge as we always do,” he said.

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