Preview - Southampton vs Burnley 4 Nov

Started by Bensergi, Nov 05, 2017, 01:38 AM

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Southampton vs Burnley

Burnley are enjoying a club record start to a Premier League campaign, and their best in the top flight since the 1973-74 season. Success has led to manager Sean Dyche being linked with the vacant Everton job.

The Clarets, who edged Newcastle 1-0 on Monday night, have already won more games and earned more points away from home this season than they did in the whole of last season.

Jeff Hendrick, the scorer of the winning goal, has scored two goals in his last four league games, as many as he managed in his previous 35 games.

Watching Burnley's matches are a test of your patience, where only 18 goals have been scored.

It is the fewest in the EPL this season and one behind Southampton.

The Saints have struggled for goals, scoring nine in their opening 10 games.

Southampton are unbeaten in all eight top-flight home matches against Burnley, winning five and drawing three.

Dyche says striker Chris Wood has a "very strong chance" of making his return from a hamstring injury on Saturday.

Jon Walters, Dean Marney and Tom Heaton remain out, but Steven Defour is expected to overcome the tight groin that forced him off against Newcastle.

Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina is still sidelined due to the ankle injury that kept him out against Brighton. Aside from that, manager Mauricio Pellegrino has no injury worries.

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Match Stats:

  • Southampton 0-1 Burnley
  • Shots: 10-3
  • Possession: 61%-39%
  • Corner kicks: 9-1


Burnley manager Sean Dyche hailed his "fantastic" side after their narrow win at Southampton moved them level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea and fifth-placed Arsenal.

The victory, which came courtesy of substitute Sam Vokes' header with nine minutes left, moved the Turf Moor club on to 19 points from 11 games, their best start to a top-flight campaign since 1973-74.

The Clarets have collected 11 points on the road this season, four more than they did in the whole of 2016-17.

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