Everton and Burnley both hope to finish the season strong as they meet up in the penultimate game of the season at Goodison Park, live on NBCSN at 3:00 p.m. ET or live online at NBCSports.com.
Particularly of interest the final two seasons is the performance of Everton manager Marco Silva, who has successfully turned things around to finish the campaign after a brutal mid-season stretch where they snatched just 11 points from December to early February. Everton has four wins in its last six and can finish out on a high as they wrap up the home slate against Burnley followed by a visit to Spurs to close out the year.
Silva isn’t exactly on the hot seat, but his season-long performance will surely be evaluated this summer and he will want to leave his bosses with a good taste heading into that offseason evaluation.
For Burnley, it’s another successful season of Premier League sustainability, having reached the 40 point mark and now looking to add the cherry on top. It’s good for the Clarets they’ve wrapped up safety, as finishing the season against Everton and Arsenal with points to gain could have been dicey, but also they have not been afraid to match up against anyone this season, with wins over Wolves and Bournemouth plus a draw with Chelsea over the last month.
Burnley: Heaton; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Johann Gudmundsson, Westwood, Cork, Brady; Barnes, Wood.
Bench: Hart, Hendrick, Gibson, Vydra, Crouch, Long, McNeill.