With just one defeat in their last five Premier League games, Burnley appear to have turned a corner following a difficult start. Today they head to Aston Villa, hoping to inflict a fourth consecutive home defeat for Dean Smith’s side.
Sean Dyche’s Clarets earned an impressive three points at The Emirates Stadium in their previous Premier League away game, but with one win in their last eight games against Villa, they’ll be wary of the challenge at hand today.
Whilst they’re known for their solid form at Turf Moor in their Premier League years, Burnley have had an excellent 2020 away from their own ground. Their tally of six away wins in 2020 is their best return since 1965.
Burnley have scored in each of their last 15 league games against Villa, and with three clean sheets in their last five Premier League games, they may well have the defensive nous to keep the Villains at bay.
That said, Aston Villa have been particularly potent in front of goal this season. Their tally of 21 goals is their best top-flight return after 11 games since 2001.
Burnley will leave it late to make a call on the fitness of Johann Berg Gudmundsson, who has been out with a thigh complaint. Jack Cork, Dale Stephens and Phil Bardsley could all miss out for the visitors though.
Aston Villa could welcome Ross Barkley and Tom Heaton back to their squad. Matty Cash and Douglas Luiz are both suspended, whilst Trezeguet is nursing a hamstring injury.