The battle to avoid relegation is intensifying as the season enters its final third, so we have taken a look at the prospects of the eight teams with the biggest fight to remain in the Premier League.
The situation has improved markedly since then, with the Clarets now lying 15th after a seven-match unbeaten PL run.
But Sean Dyche's team are still only three points above the bottom three and will be hoping to avoid a similar run of form to the eight-match winless streak that first put them into the relegation zone.
Burnley have taken 15 points from 21 in their seven-match unbeaten run.
The Clarets almost pulled off an impressive victory at Old Trafford in that run, only for Manchester United to come from two goals down to draw 2-2 in the closing stages.
Dyche’s side will need to fare better against their next five opponents than they did in the reverse fixtures.
The point came from a 0-0 draw with the Foxes in November.
The matches against Newcastle and Palace are where Burnley are likely to be most confident of picking up three points.
The Clarets are unbeaten at St James’ Park and have won their last two home matches against Palace.
After just one Premier League goal from his first 19 matches of the season, the New Zealander has scored five times in his last seven, including a double at Brighton & Hove Albion last time out.
The forward's partnership with Ashley Barnes, who has four goals in his last six matches, will play an important role in ensuring the Clarets can edge the results to maintain their form, and their Premier League status.
Also in this series
Part 1: Battle for safety: Crystal Palace
Part 2: Battle for safety: Brighton & Hove Albion
Part 4: Battle for safety: Newcastle United
Part 5: Battle for safety: Cardiff City
Part 6: Battle for safety: Southampton
Part 7: Battle for safety: Fulham
Part 8: Battle for safety: Huddersfield Town