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Burnley vs Stoke – Match Preview

Courtesy of BBC Sport:


Burnley manager Sean Dyche has reported no new injury concerns ahead of Tuesday’s game against Stoke.

Fit-again midfielder Steven Defour is again likely to be a substitute, while Johann Berg Gudmundsson is not ready to return from knee ligament damage.

Stoke forward Peter Crouch is a doubt because of a sore knee but Phil Bardsley is available after suspension.

Xherdan Shaqiri and Geoff Cameron may miss out again because of respective calf and thigh problems.



  • Burnley have only beaten Stoke once at Turf Moor in the seven most recent attempts – on Boxing Day 2005. They have scored just once in four subsequent meetings at home (D3, L1).
  • Stoke’s only defeat in the last eight meetings came at home in the Premier League in November 2014.


  • The Clarets are enduring their longest winless Premier League run of the season – although five of their seven fixtures during that time have been away from home (D3, L4).
  • Burnley’s home record of 29 points this season is the joint-sixth best in the division.
  • Sean Dyche’s side have won five of their last seven matches at Turf Moor, drawing against Chelsea and losing to Spurs.
  • They haven’t lost successive home league games since April 2015, when beaten by Arsenal and Leicester.
  • Burnley have 32 points this season – one shy of their best Premier League tally, set in 2014-15.

Stoke City

  • All nine of Stoke’s league wins this season have come against teams currently 13th or lower in the table.
  • Stoke could fail to score for the fifth successive away game, which would equal a club record in the Premier League.
  • The Potters have picked up just four points in eight away games in the Premier League since the start of December (W1, D1, L6).
  • They are on course to finish ninth for the fourth successive season.

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