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Burnley vs Wolves LIVE: Team news, line-ups and more ahead of Premier League fixture


Burnley host Wolves in the Premier League tonight. The hosts need a point to move out of the bottom three while the visitors could move into the top half with a positive result at Turf Moor.

The Clarets are back to something closer to themselves after a slow start to the 2020/21 campaign. Sean Dyche’s men found the early going tough but are now beginning to grind out results as you would expect them to over the last month.

They are unbeaten in five now with the goalless draw at Aston Villa last week a second clean sheet on the bounce. A third would go a long way to securing the points they need to lift themselves out of the relegation zone at the wrong end of the table.

The visitors have endured a rocky patch themselves of late but the thrilling comeback win over Chelsea last time out will do wonders for a side struggling for goals in the absence of first choice striker Raul Jimenez, who remains out following the injury sustained in the win over Arsenal last month.

In better injury news, Willy Boly is fit enough for the bench while teenager Owen Otasowie makes a first Premier League start. Ashley Barnes is in for Jay Rodriguez in the only change for the hosts.

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes that his team’s fortunes will turnaround when they find consistency in their performances. He told Sky Sports:

Wolves are a good outfit and have been for a number of seasons now. Really we have to focus on oursleves and influence the game in our favour.

“I believe in the team. We have created chances and not put them away which is unusual for us. I believe the stats will start paying us back and it will come around.

“The strikers here are aware that they haven’t scored enough, believe you me. We are beginning to find a consitency in our performances.

“If they play five at the back we have generally done well against it – we beat Wolves 2-0 in my first ever game here so that would do nicely again.”

Nuno Espirito Santo says his Wolves side have moved on from their results including a 2-1 comeback victory against Chelsea last Tuesday and are ready to make things happen tonight. He said: 

It’s going to be a new game, it’s going to be a new challenge for us from what we did against Chelsea, and the game before. It’s a process and the idea is that we have to improve.

“Monday is going to be totally different, so you cannot rely on what we did before. We have to make things happen and that is what we’ll try. Not with words, but with actions.”

Burnley’s only win in their six Premier League matches against Wolves was a 2-0 victory at Turf Moor in March 2019.

That is Wolves’ solitary defeat in 11 top-flight away games in this fixture. They’ve also won five and drawn five. 

Both meetings last season ended 1-1, with the home side scoring an equalising penalty in stoppage time on both occasions.

The Premier League season has been a close run affair this year with more than a few teams in contention for the European places. Wolves an throw their hats in the ring with a victory over Burnley tonight. They’ll move up to eighth level on points with Man City (23) and just three points away from the top four. 

It’s a different prospect for Burnley who have recovered from a terrible start to their campaign to only lose one of their last six games. They are one point away from safety with two games in hand on Fulham who sit just above them in the table. Another undefeated match this evening would raise them out of the relegation zone. 

Team news – Changes

Sean Dyche makes just one change to his Burnley XI as Ashley Barnes comes in to replace Jay Rodriguez. 

Nuno Espirito Santo makes two changes to the Wolves team that overcame Chelsea 2-1 last time out. Will Boly is replaced in defence by Max Kilman whilst Marcal and Leander Dendoncker are taken out of the midfield for Rayan Ait-Nouri and Owen Otasowie. Joao Moutinho also drops back into the starting XI with Fabio Silva on the bench. 

Team news – Wolves

Team news – Burnley

Burnley host Wolves in the Premier League tonight. The hosts need a point to move out of the bottom three while the visitors could move into the top half with a positive result at Turf Moor.

The Clarets are back to something closer to themselves after a slow start to the 2020/21 campaign. Sean Dyche’s men found the early going tough but are now beginning to grind out results as you would expect them to over the last month.

They are unbeaten in five now with the goalless draw at Aston Villa last week a second clean sheet on the bounce. A third would go a long way to securing the points they need to lift themselves out of the relegation zone at the wrong end of the table.

The visitors have endured a rocky patch themselves of late but the thrilling comeback win over Chelsea last time out will do wonders for a side struggling for goals in the absence of first choice striker Raul Jimenez, who remains out following the injury sustained in the win over Arsenal last month.

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