Burnley’s recent eight-match unbeaten league run is fast becoming a memory; they have picked a bad time to return to their rocky early-season form.
Sean Dyche’s side have now lost their past four matches, with this latest defeat coming against a Leicester side who played almost the entire match with 10 men after Harry Maguire’s early sending off.
It was the man brought on to cover for Maguire’s exit, Wes Morgan, who sealed that defeat, heading in Youri Tielemans’ cross with time more or less up. Defeat for Dyche, at the hand of his old friend and former Watford colleague Brendan Rodgers, was a painful one.
The loss means that Burnley remain too close to the bottom three for comfort, which would be enough of a worry even they did not have to face Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City in their final four fixtures.
Leicester held things together after falling victim to the fastest sending off in the Premier League for four years. Centre-back Maguire was shown a straight red card for a professional foul on Johann Berg Gudmundsson with just three minutes and 11 seconds on the clock.