In the third round of the FA Cup, Burnley will host Huddersfield with a covid-stricken squad. Manager Sean Dyche would be absent from the clash, while the club was down to „bare bones“ thanks to a covid outbreak. First-team players such as Ashley Barnes, Connor Roberts, Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Maxwel Cornet and Josh Brownhill will all be missing, with further testing potentially damaging the selection choices even more. The training session on Thursday was with only 16 players. A few of Burnley’s under-23 players could get a chance in against Huddersfield, because the main priority is to secure the place in the Premier League, where they are in the relegation zone with only one win in the last 13 rounds.