So here we go again. After a successful week with 4 points gained lifting the Addicks out of the bottom three we face in form Burnley, unbeaten in the league this year having won 6 of their last 10. Our recent record against the Clarets at this level isn’t great and the visitors are obvious favourites, but we do tend to play well against the better footballing teams.
The key issue today will be who played in the wide positions and upfront. Harriott looked injured when he went off before the break midweek, and Green faded out of the game. Their replacements in Obika and Sordell performed well enough to be considered to start in the wide positions, leaving Simon Church to run and run up front. I have no issue with this as long as the wide men get forward to support, with the full backs overlapping to provide crosses.
Alternatively, we could see the return of Pritchard to the wide right role where he performed well enough last weekend at Millwall. Jordan Cousins could also cover there, however I think that Jose Riga will continue with a central three of Jackson, Cousins and Poyet.
No real need to discuss the defence, as they currently pick themselves. Dervite’s performance against Bournemouth leaves him in from of Wood.
If the team can keep their work rate up and perform as we have seen they can over the course of the season, we can continue to pick up points. With Barnsley and Yeovil both with winnable home games, and Millwall away to Leeds, getting something is imperative.