If we forget about the top six clubs in the Premier League – the two Manchester clubs, Liverpool, Chelsea Arsenal and Tottenham, then Newcastle should be able to beat the other sides both home and away.
That’s a big assumption of course, but if we can do well against the bottom 14 clubs, there’s no reason why we cannot be up there in the top eight next May.
That would be deemed to be a very successful season given the pundits were forecasting Newcastle to be in a relegation battle this season because we just don’t have the players.
Sean Dyche – Burnley’s talented manager
Of the 14 teams left Burnley are one of the toughest and very much like Newcastle – well organized, compact, difficult to score against and hard to beat.
Our records are also similar.
Newcastle have conceded just 8 goals this season and Burnley have conceded 9, but we have scored only 10 goals, and Burnley have scored 8.
So it will be a very close game on Monday night and maybe a low scoring game too – but you never know.
Like last Saturday against Crystal Palace, we can come away with another win on Monday night, but this time we will need to play somewhere near our best form to do that.
If we can get the win we should be in the top six in the Premier League on late Monday evening.