A so far mixed season for Burnley, taking 15 points from their first 12 games, sees them sat comfortably in a mid-table position coming out of the final international break of 2019.

However, a tough run in of games over a busy Christmas period sees the Clarets play six teams who currently sit just a single point either side of them.

Can Burnley establish themselves in the right half of the table come 2020?

November 23 - Watford (A)

Straight out of the international break, Burnley face a trip to struggling Watford. Quique Sanchez Flores’ side have taken a meagre eight points from their opening 12 games of the Premier League campaign, coming away with their one and only win of the season so far against bottom of the table Norwich in their final game before the break. Provided Sean Dyche’s defence can stop a so far lacklustre Watford attack, the Clarets will be confident of coming home with the three points.

November 30 - Crystal Palace (H)

An intriguing home game against Crystal Palace, who currently level on points with Burnley. Another side who have struggled in front of goal, club captain Ben Mee will be expected to lead his back line to a clean sheet against the Eagles. Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood will be hoping their partnership can continue to do the job for Burnley, having scored 10 of the club’s 17 league goals this season.

December 3 – Manchester City (H)

The first of Burnley’s three midweek matches over the hectic Christmas period sees a visit from the reigning champions in what will undoubtedly be a tough Tuesday night for the Clarets. There is a chance Pep Guardiola might have one eye on the Manchester derby four days later when it comes to team selection. However, Dyche will know that even City’s backups are dangerous, and his side will need to be on top form to take anything away from this game.

December 7 – Tottenham (A)

Tottenham’s season has so far been underwhelming, sitting 14th in the league having taken just 14 points in 12 games. Nick Pope will be hoping to keep Harry Kane and co at bay, with Burnley bidding to capitalise on the patchy form of Mauricio Pochettino’s men and bring home three points from North London.

December 14- Newcastle (H)

A trip to Newcastle United could go either way, with both sides having almost identical seasons so far. However, the Magpies will be without club captain and defensive anchor Jamaal Lascelles, who has been ruled out until the New Year with a knee injury. The Lascelles injury is only adding to Newcastle’s problems, as their attackers have struggled to find the net this season, with defenders accounting for seven of their 11 Premier League goals.

December 21 – Bournemouth (H)

A busy Christmas week kicks off with a long trip to the South Coast to face Bournemouth, who are currently sat just one point above the Clarets. Eddie Howe’s side have taken 12 of their 15 points from sides who sit below them in the table, although survival hopefuls Norwich and Watford have ground out scoreless draws against the Cherries. In what will likely be a tight contest, Dyche will be hoping his side can do enough to take at least a point with them on the long journey back to Burnley.

December 26 – Everton (A)

A second away trip in the space of five days sees Dyche’s side travel to Goodison Park to face an Everton side sitting six points above the relegation zone, but only one point behind the Clarets as it stands. The Toffees will be looking to turn their fortunes around heading into the New Year, but Dyche will be hoping history will repeat itself following a narrow 1-0 victory over their opponents earlier in the season.

December 28 - Manchester United (H)

With the Red Devils slowly beginning to find their feet this season, a visit from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will likely prove to be a tough battle for Burnley. The Clarets have not beaten United since 2009 and have lost the two sides’ previous three meetings at Turf Moor. Ashley Barnes and co will be hoping to capitalise on a porous United defence, who haven’t kept a clean sheet on the road in the Premier League since February.

January 1 – Aston Villa (H)

The Clarets will be hoping to start the New Year with a bang, with Aston Villa visiting Turf Moor for the first time since 2014. A tight 2-2 draw earlier in the year after a late equaliser from Chris Wood saw Burnley return with a point, but they’ll be hoping for more this time around, with Villa sitting just above the relegation zone and seemingly facing an uphill battle to stay in the league.