Player News - Burnley

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Chris Wood is a slight doubt for Burnley's trip to Arsenal this weekend after the striker picked up a foot injury against Brighton.

Wood had the top of his left foot cut open while in action against the Seagulls, forcing the New Zealand international off after only 65 minutes. The gash required stitches but he should be in contention for this weekend. Wood has been the spark Burnley's attack needed, so it would be a huge blow to their chances against the Gunners this weekend if he cannot go. Fantasy owners may want to look for a replacement option if a decent one is available.
Source: Stuff
May 4 - 5:05 AM

Brighton could have done with three points to put distance between themselves and the relegation zone but in the end they had to settle for a point.

The first half was an end to end affair where Brighton played the better football but the Clarets had the best chance. That came via a goalmouth scramble of schoolboy football proportions - Barnes had his initial effort clawed off the line by Mat Ryan and then Kevin Long hit the post. The second half was slow, with Knockaert forcing a save from Nick Pope but very few opportunities presented themselves to either side in an even game. A 0-0 draw was a fair result.
Source: NBC Sport
Apr 28 - 12:09 PM

Ashley Barnes is in the form of his life, scoring another goal for Burnley and helping the Clarets add another point to their season total with a 1-1 win at Stoke City.

One more point that looks to give Burnley a final table position no lower than seventh and a ticket to Europe next season. Sean Dyche's side were unchanged from their loss to Chelsea on Thursday and may have been a bit knackered which was exactly what Stoke, who are hungry for points, needed to win. The Clarets would capitulate early, falling behind after only eleven minutes. But once again, the defense kept from falling apart and were able to keep the score at 1-0 to Stoke at halftime. Burnley began to take control in the second frame, with the productive striker partnership of Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood once again providing threat. The latter would eventually find an equalizer shortly after the hour mark turning in a loose ball from a James Tarkowski shot. Barnes would soon be subbed off, sitting on a yellow card and having been involved in an earlier event that could have seen him take an early shower. His goal gives him scores in six of Burnley's last eight games.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 22 - 10:46 AM

Burnley's five-match winning run came to an end after a 2-1 home defeat by Chelsea on Thursday.

Burnley were put under pressure by Chelsea's two-man attack of Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud throughout the first-half, but it was Kevin Long's unfortunate own-goal that allowed the visitors to take the lead. Chelsea had a golden chance to double their advantage 10 minutes after the restart, but dodged a bullet when Morata fired wide in one-on-one with Nick Pope. The Clarets made the most of the miss when Gudmundsson let fly with a long-range effort on 64 minutes, which flicked off Barnes and found the bottom corner of the net. Chelsea quickly struck back to regain the lead and settle the match though, as Victor Moses drilled home from inside the area at the near post on 69 minutes.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 19 - 5:56 PM

Burnley took a major step towards qualifying for the Europa League with a 2-1 victory over Leicester City at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Burnley got off to a flying start with goals inside the opening 10 minutes from the in-form Chris Wood and Kevin Long. On six minutes, Ashley Barnes intercepted Wes Morgan’s sloppy ball from the back and played in Wood with a crisp reverse pass. Wood's first effort was saved by Kasper Schmeichel, but the striker followed up to net at the second attempt. Things got even better two minutes later when Long, deputizing for the injured Ben Mee, headed home Johann Berg Gudmundsson's corner for his first Premier League for the Clarets. Leicester pulled one back on 72 minutes through Jamie Vardy, but Sean Dyche's side hung on for a fifth straight league win. Burnley are now nine points clear of eighth-placed Leicester and well placed for a return to European football after a 51-year absence.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 14 - 1:47 PM

Georges-Kevin N'Koudou is a doubt for Burnley when they host Leicester City on Saturday, as the winger is dealing with a calf injury.

The loanee from Spurs picked up the injury during training this week, coming off the heels of two straight league starts for Sean Dyche, the only two starts he has made all season in the PL. He got his opportunity due to an injury layoff for Johann Berg Gudmundsson. While Nkoudou's status is "probable" for the weekend, Gudmundsson will surely return to the XI if passed fit. Further status on both may come to light before Saturday's kickoff.
Apr 13 - 5:24 AM

Burnley manager Sean Dyche said he expects Ben Mee to miss a couple of weeks due to a shin injury.

Dyche confirmed the news ahead of the weekend match against Leicester City after Mee missed out on the club's win over Watford last weekend. While the injury doesn't affect any muscles or tendons, Dyche said overworking the center defender has led to the problem. Kevin Long is expected to fill in during Burnley's race to qualify for Europa League next season. "Ben could be a couple of weeks. We’ll see. He’s got a stress reaction at the bottom of his shin. It’s a stress response to the workload and gets quite sore around where the ankle attaches to the shin. He had something similar last year which cost him a few games. We will just have to monitor that and see how it settles down."
Apr 12 - 12:32 PM

The treatment room is beginning to empty just at the right time as Burnley set their sights on European qualification.

The Clarets took their tally to seven wins on the road at Watford on Saturday to move six-points ahead of rivals Leicester, and if Southampton fail to win the FA Cup, then Sean Dyche’s men will be playing in the Europa League next season. Tom Heaton returned to the fold on at Vicarage Road after spending more than 6 months on the sidelines due to a dislocated shoulder. And although the 31-year-old had to settle for a place on the bench, it was good to see the England international back in the matchday squad to keep his slim hopes of appearing at the World Cup finals alive. Johann Berg Gudmundsson is also hoping to be back soon after picking up a minor calf strain; Dyche said the winger has a "chance" of recovering "if he has a good week [in training]." Meanwhile, Jon Walters [knee surgery] is close as he continues to build fitness with the under-23s.
Apr 11 - 4:13 AM

The win at Watford on Saturday was the Clarets seventh win on the road this season and only four teams [Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham] have bettered that record during 2017/18.

Burnley move six-points ahead of rivals Leicester, and if Southampton fail to win the FA Cup, then Sean Dyche’s men are well-placed to qualify for the Europa League next season. That despite, having six first-team players currently sidelined. "We’ve a couple of injury problems at the minute, but if we keep performing like that, then it shows the good squad mentality." Kevin Long once again proved his worth after Ben Mee was injured in training on Thursday, a setback which flags him as an early doubt for game week thirty-four. "We’re not sure how long Ben will be, he was not as close as we were hoping," admitted Dyche. "It’s a knock on his shin that has flared, and it just needs a period of time to settle down."
Apr 9 - 8:29 AM

Burnley was overrun early but goals by Jack Cork and Sam Vokes led the Clarets to a 2-1 win.

Without Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Burnley lacked the spark in attack. An early Chris Wood goal was waved off due to offsides and from there, Watford piled the pressure on. But Nick Pope stood tall to ensure that his team would have a chance. In the 61st minute, Watford got ahead via Roberto Pereyra but Sean Dyche had something up his sleeve. Secret weapon Sam Vokes came on and with his first touch drew Burnley level with a header. Three minutes later, Jack Cork headed home a ball that was kept alive by Kevin Long to keep Burnley’s dream season alive.
Apr 7 - 2:15 PM

Sean Dyche may have finally found the key to his attack in a 2-1 win against West Brom, thanks to Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood.

The duo has combined for all eight of the club's goals in its last five Premier League matches, including both tallies on Saturday. Barnes opened the scoring in the 22nd minute with an acrobatic finish that saw him track back away from goal and leap to send the ball into the back of the net with an overhead kick for his fourth straight game (Burnley has yet to lose when Barnes scores a goal this season). In the 73rd, Wood followed up his saved shot and shepherded it into the goal to continue the Clarets' four-match unbeaten streak.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 31 - 12:09 PM

James Tarkowski earned his first cap for England over the international break as the Three Lions get set to compile the squad that will compete in Russia this summer for World Cup 2018.

It has been quite the season for Tarkowski. Seeing limited action last season in the shadow of Michael Keane, he was tasked to take Keane's spot this season while Burnley refrained from shopping for another center back to compete. It proved a master stroke as the Clarets cashed in on Keane and their defense has remained as strong as ever with Tarkowski partnering Ben Mee. His cap was also welcome news for his former club Brentford, who are rewarded with a half a million pounds from Burnley as part of a clause in his transfer. Tarkowski certainly has a shot at going to Russia, especially if Gareth Southgate is committed to a three-man back line. To be fair though, he committed a foul in his appearance against Italy that rewarded the Azzurri a penalty.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 30 - 4:39 AM

Tom Heaton has played 90 minutes twice over the international break for Burnley in the Professional Development League, as the club captain feels ready to join the first team.

Along with two full shifts in the PDL, most recently in a win over Queens Park Rangers, Heaton has also played two additional games behind-closed-doors. One gets the feeling that under different circumstances, Heaton would be in contention to start this weekend. But, the development and success of Nick Pope has allowed Sean Dyche to be more cautious with Heaton. In the big picture, it is a good problem for Burnley, as they should be able to sell one of their keepers this summer for a nice fee. For fantasy purposes in the meantime though, there is too much uncertainty to rely on either keeper, particularly in the FPL format. Tough break as Burnley are the only club to have a double gameweek in Week 34 and fixture the following week. Those wanting a Claret for clean sheet potential need to limit themselves to an option among defenders.
Mar 30 - 4:14 AM

Chris Wood was the definition of "super-sub" as he came off the bench to play a part in all three of Burnley's goals as they took it to West Ham United in a 0-3 win.

After going seemingly forever without a win, the Clarets make it two in a row and the return of Wood from injury is no coincidence. After making the difference off the bench in the second half last week, he did it again today with even more panache. The attack had little to offer in the first half and were fortunate to see the game goalless at the break. On the hour mark, Wood was introduced and his impact was felt immediately. First he collected a deep ball to the right of the box, and picked out Ashley Barnes streaking into the area, the latter smashing home. Four minutes later, a series of lovely passes in the final third ended with Aaron Lennon finding Wood for a cool finish inside twelve yards. The rout was on ten minutes after that, with Johann Berg Gudmundsson supplying Wood for the final goal, his third in 74 minutes since returning from injury. With a fortnight until the next PL game, it would be shocking to see Wood not in the next Starting XI.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 10 - 11:54 AM

Burnley came from behind to get their first win since before Christmas with a second half introduction of Chris Wood sparking the Clarets to a 2-1 win over Everton.

What a day for Sean Dyche's side as they not only get a monkey off their back, they pull off a rare comeback in the process. Everton were the better side in the first half and got the goal to show for it. Burnley nearly leveled things just before the half hour mark, but an Ashley Barnes header was saved superbly by Jordan Pickford. Wood came on to begin the second half and the difference was immediately felt. His size not only gave Everton defenders trouble but also opened things up for Barnes. The latter would equalize shortly before the hour mark, slotting home a nice through ball from Matt Lowton. Wood then utilized his size in the 80th minute, heading home a corner from Johann Berg Gudmundsson. It should not be long now before we see Wood starting again.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 3 - 9:33 AM


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