Burnley vs Everton preview
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Last Updated: 04/10/19 6:44pm
Team news, key stats and predictions ahead of Burnley vs Everton in the Premier League.
Jack Cork is unlikely to feature for Burnley because of a shoulder injury. The midfielder suffered a slight fracture in his shoulder blade in last week's 2-2 draw at Aston Villa following a collision with John McGinn and will probably not be risked.
Danny Drinkwater has returned to light training, but he is a definite absentee, while Johann Berg Gudmundsson will be hoping for a return to action, having been an unused substitute against Villa, after more than a month out with a calf problem.
Andre Gomes and Theo Walcott will be fit for Everton after returning to training this week. Gomes has been sidelined for a month with a rib issue but has been working with team-mates at Finch Farm this week, while Walcott has recovered from the head injury, he suffered in last week's defeat to Manchester City.
Jean-Philippe Gbamin has returned to light training, but the summer signing is not yet ready to return from a thigh problem.
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- None of the 10 Premier League matches between Burnley and Everton have ended as draws - Burnley have won four and Everton have won six of the previous meetings.
- Everton, who won 5-1 at Turf Moor last season, last won consecutive league visits to Burnley in March 1970.
- Everton are looking to avoid losing four consecutive Premier League games for the first time January 2015. Each of their three defeats in this run have been by 2+ goals - they last lost four in a row by such a margin in the top-flight in September 1958 (a run of five).
- Everton have conceded goals in both the first half and second half in each of their last five Premier League matches. The last team to have a longer such run in the competition were West Bromwich Albion, who conceded in both halves in a Premier League record seven consecutive games between Dec 2010-Jan 2011.
- Burnley's Chris Wood is looking to score in three consecutive Premier League games for the first time since March 2018, with one of those strikes back then coming against Everton at Turf Moor.
- Burnley's Ben Mee has scored two own-goals against Everton in the Premier League - only Jamie Carragher against Spurs and Richard Rufus against West Ham (three each) have scored more against an opponent.
I do not go against Burnley often, and this is still the same scenario. Burnley are mid-table and only won two of their opening seven matches, but they are on the verge of going into the top half and have posed a threat in every game, with Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood are getting the goals again. It is an old fashioned partnership but when one scores, the other has a day off! They are back to being solid defensively, so I do not see trouble for them this year, and I expect them to win this game. I never know what Marco Silva wants to achieve. When you have as many attacking options as he does, and it isn't working, you have to try something different. There is no rhythm to Everton, no understanding and if things pan out how I see them at Burnley, Silva could be very fortunate to still be in his seat by the international break, with Everton potentially in the bottom three.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-1 (10/1 with Sky Bet)
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