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Burnley vs Sheffield United LIVE talkSPORT commentary: Full coverage from Turf Moor and confirmed teams

Burnley take on Sheffield United this lunchtime as both teams look to continue their unlikely European push.

Burnley have won two on the bounce and are now just two points behind Sheffield United in seventh.

A win for either side would keep them well in the hunt for Europe heading into the final few fixtures this season.

The Blades thrashed the Clarets 3-0 in November with John Fleck bagging a double.

Burnley take on Sheffield United today

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Burnley take on Sheffield United today

Burnley vs Sheffield United: How to listen

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Burnley vs Sheffield United: Confirmed teams

Burnley: Pope, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Long, Taylor, McNeil, Westwood, Brownhill, Pieters, Rodriguez, Vydra.

Subs: Gudmundsson, Wood, Brady, Peacock-Farrell, Thompson, Dunne, Thomas, Goodridge, Benson.

Sheffield Utd: Henderson, Basham, Egan, Robinson, Baldock, Berge, Norwood, Osborn, Stevens, McBurnie, McGoldrick.

Subs: O’Connell, Sharp, Jagielka, Kieron Freeman, Mousset, Moore, Rodwell, Zivkovic.
Referee: Peter Banks (Norwich)

John Fleck fired Sheffield United to glory against Burnley earlier this season

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John Fleck fired Sheffield United to glory against Burnley earlier this season

Burnley vs Sheffield United: Match stats

  • This is the first time Burnley are hosting Sheffield United in a top-flight league match since a 3-1 victory in February 1976.
  • Following their 3-0 win at Bramall Lane in the reverse fixture, Sheffield United are looking to do the league double over Burnley for the first time since 2005-06 in the Championship, while they last beat Burnley twice in the same top-flight season back in 1967-68.
  • The last Yorkshire club to do the Premier League double over a Lancashire side were Leeds against Blackburn in 2003-04. Indeed, before Sheffield United’s win over Burnley in the reverse fixture, Yorkshire sides were winless in 16 Premier League games against Lancashire clubs (D8 L8).
  • Burnley are unbeaten in their last five Premier League home games (W3 D2), keeping a clean sheet in three of those. Meanwhile, against promoted sides Burnley have lost just one of their last 10 at Turf Moor (W6 D3), though it was in their last such match versus Aston Villa (1-2).
  • Sheffield United have lost their last two away league games, as many as they had in their first 14 on the road in the Premier League this season. They’ve shipped six goals in these two defeats, more than they had in their previous six away from home (5).
  • Just 9% of the goals conceded by Burnley in the Premier League this season have been from set-piece situations (4/45 – excluding penalties), the lowest ratio in the division.
  • Sheffield United’s 3-1 win over Spurs was only the third time this season they had scored three goals in a Premier League game, although one of the others was a 3-0 win over Burnley. The Blades haven’t scored three times in consecutive top-flight games since May/August 1993 (4-2 vs Chelsea, 3-1 vs Swindon Town).
  • Only Liverpool have kept more Premier League clean sheets than Burnley this season (13), with no side having kept more at home than the Clarets (8). This is their highest number of clean sheets in a top-flight campaign since 1954-55 (16).
  • Burnley have used just 62 substitutes in their 32 Premier League games this season (fewer than any other side), and just four of the 15 available to them since the league restarted.
  • No team has scored more goals via substitutes in the Premier League this season than Sheffield United (7, level with Manchester City), with striker Lys Mousset scoring three of those, the joint-most in the division.

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