Sean Dyche’s Burnley have not lost a Premier League match since Boxing Day, meaning Newcastle United will be in for a tough match on Tuesday night.

The Clarets are undefeated in eight matches, matches which have included a draw with Manchester United and a win over Spurs.

Overall they’ve won five and drawn three, an incredibly impressive streak.

Remarkably, they and Man United are the only PL sides not to have lost a match in 2019.

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Newcastle are also on a good run though, having managed three wins and two draws in their last eight.

The Toon will be full of confidence after their 2-0 win over Huddersfield, but must be wary of Burnley.

The Clarets have become a different team since their last meeting at Turf Moor where Newcastle took all three points.

Sean Dyche has found a new dynamic partnership to lead his line, and so far, they’ve proved unstoppable

Barnes and Wood: Burnley’s unexpected in-form duo

Can anyone stop the new striking duo of Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood?

Between them, the pair have a phenomenal 11 goals in their last eight matches.

Both strikers have hit four in their last four, and remarkably, they are the league’s most in-form striking partnership.

They’ve been crucial to the revival of Burnley this season, and their playing styles compliment each other perfectly.

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However it has taken Sean Dyche a long time to discover the merits of playing the two together.

During Burnley’s poor run at the start of the season, Sean Dyche rarely let the pair play a full 90 minutes.

Before Sam Vokes’ move to Stoke in January, the three strikers were often rotated from game to game.

But Vokes was the frequent starter, meaning the surprise striking duo remained hidden.

Barnes in particular often found himself used as an impact sub for The Clarets and didn’t play a single 90 minutes until their Boxing Day loss to Everton.

However he’s played every 90 minutes since then in Burnley’s eight match unbeaten streak.

It’s probably not a coincidence they haven’t lost.

Barnes the Burnley man Newcastle must be wary of

Chris Wood played the full 90 minutes against the Toon in November and had relatively little impact.

Target men haven’t had much luck against Newcastle this season, as the back line have performed brilliantly in the air.

However Barnes played just seven minutes in that match, not enough to impact the game.

Despite the 2-1 victory being labelled a masterclass from Rafa Benitez, the truth is that the match could easily have finished all square.

In the end Newcastle actually benefited from Sam Vokes being on the field, as the striker missed several key opportunities in the final twenty minutes.

However, Vokes won’t be there to let Newcastle off the hook on Tuesday night. Instead it will be Ashley Barnes.

Amazingly Barnes is Burnley’s top Premier League scorer in history, yet has started 34 games on the bench in the last three seasons.

However with regular game time he is showing just what an impact he can have.

At 6ft1 the striker is capable of playing as a target man, but also has the speed and strength to play off the shoulder of defenders.

The Newcastle centre-backs will need to keep him in their eyeline, and hope stopping him is enough to stop Burnley altogether.

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